Something About Mexico City

Mexico City, officially known as México, D. F., or simply D. F., is the federal district (distrito federal), capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole. Mexico City is the country's largest city as well as its most important political, cultural, educational and financial center.

As an "alpha" global city Mexico City is one of the most important financial centers in North America. It is located in the Valley of Mexico (Valle de México), a large valley in the high plateaus at the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 metres (7,350 ft). The city consists of sixteen boroughs.

The 2009 estimated population for the city proper was around 8.84 million people, with a land area of 1,485 square kilometres (573 sq mi). According to the most recent definition agreed upon by the federal and state governments, the Greater Mexico City population is 21.2 million people, making it the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere, the third largest agglomeration, and the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world.

The Greater Mexico City has a gross domestic product (GDP) of US$411 billion in 2011, making Mexico City urban agglomeration one of the richest metropolitan areas in the world. The city was responsible for generating 21% of Mexico's Gross Domestic Product and the metropolitan area accounted for 34% of total national GDP. As a stand-alone country, in 2013, Mexico City would be the fifth-largest economy in Latin America—five times as large as Costa Rica's and about the same size as Peru's.

The city was originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, which was almost completely destroyed in the 1521 siege of Tenochtitlan, and subsequently redesigned and rebuilt in accordance with the Spanish urban standards. In 1524, the municipality of Mexico City was established, known as México Tenochtitlán, and as of 1585 it was officially known as Ciudad de México (Mexico City). Mexico City served as the political, administrative and financial center of a major part of the Spanish colonial empire. After independence from Spain was achieved, the Federal District was created in 1824.

Touristic attractions & Landmarks

  • National Museum of Anthropology

  • Frida Kahlo Museum

  • Dolores Olmedo Museum

  • Diego Rivera Museum

  • Museum of Modern Art

  • Palace of the Fine Arts

  • Metropolitan Cathedral and National Palace

  • Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe

  • Castle of Chapultepec

  • Historic Center of Mexico City

  • Teotihuacán (Pyramid of the Sun)

Declaratio Lucis

Servir a la luz Ilimitada y recorrer el Sendero del Retorno por el propio bien; trabajar en la Gran Obra y llegar a ser un ayudante consciente para la Evolución en todos los niveles; desvelar los Misterios de la Naturaleza de modo que el servicio sea guiado por la Verdad; despertar el propio grado de respeto por el milagro precioso de la Vida, sin importar las formas que Ella habite; poder ascender desde las cenizas de la oscuridad y la ignorancia en las alas del Fénix hacia el Sol Espiritual; este es el Ideal de la Tarea a la que nos hemos consagrado y la meta de nuestro propósito.

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