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This map of Mexico contains major cities, roads, islands, lakes, and rivers. An elevation map and satellite imagery highlight its Central Plateau (Mexican Altiplano) to its desert and rainforests.

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Mexico World Map
Mexico on a World Map

Mexico is located in North America, along the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. Altogether, it borders 3 countries including Belize and Guatemala to the southeast. Also, it borders California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas with the United States to the north.

Over 128 million people live in Mexico, the 10th most populous country. In fact, Mexico City is bigger in size and population compared to New York City. The country is known for its Aztec people, festivals like the Day of the Dead, and the largest population of Spanish speakers in the world.

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SATELLITE IMAGERY

Mexico Satellite Map

Mexico occupies an area of 1,972,550 square kilometers (761,610 sq mi), which makes it the 13th largest in the world. To the northwest, the Baja Peninsula is an elongated extension and is separated by the Gulf of California. It includes several islands like Revillagigedo Islands, Guadeloupe Island, and Socorro Island.

Overall, Mexico has a tropical climate and is home to two main desert regions – the Sonoran Desert and the Chihuahuan Desert. Then, it transitions to dense rainforests to the southeast. While the longest river is the Rio Grande, Mexico’s largest lake is Lake Chapala.

Mexico Satellite Map

PHYSICAL MAP

Mexico Physical Map

The terrain in Mexico is a mix of rugged mountains, low coastal plains, deep canyons, and high plateaus. While the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains lie in the west, the Sierra Madre Oriental is situated to the east. Between the two mountain chains, the Central Plateau (Mexican Altiplano) spans from the United States to the central region of Mexico.

The highest point in Mexico is Pico de Orizaba, which is the highest volcanic summit in North America at 5,636 meters (18,491 ft) in height. The lowest point is Laguna Salada at 10 meters below sea level. Also, the world’s smallest volcano (Cuexcomate) is in Mexico.

Mexico Physical Map

POLITICAL MAP

Mexico States Map

States are the first-level administrative units in Mexico that are divided geographically and administratively. Currently, there are 31 states within Mexico. Additionally, there is the capital city of Mexico City, which is its own federal entity. Next, Mexico divides states into municipalities, which are the second-level administration unit. But the capital of Mexico City contains boroughs, instead of municipalities. 

Mexico Physical Map

Capital City

Mexico City

Major cities

Cancún
Ciudad Juárez
Guadalajara
Mérida

Monterrey
Puebla
Tijuana
Toluca

Cities, towns and villages

Acapulco
Agua Prieta
Aguascalientes
Altamira
Arapuato
Cabo San Lucas
Campeche
Casas Grandes
Chetumal
Chilpancingo
Ciudad Acuña
Ciudad Victoria
Coatzacoalcos
Colima
Cuernavaca
Culiacán
Cuauhtémoc
Durango
Ensenada
Escarcega
Gómez Palacio
Guadalupe
Guerrero
Guanajuato
Guaymas
Hermosillo
Hidalgo del Parral
Iguala
Jalapa
Jiménez
La Paz
Laredo
Las Delicias
Lázaro Cárdenas
Los Mochis
Manzanillo
Matamoros
Mazatlán
Mexicali
Minatitlan

Monclova
Morelia
Morro Redondo
Navojoa
Nogales
Nuevo Casas Grandes
Ojinaga
Oaxaca
Pachuca
Piedras Negras
Poza Rica
Progreso
Puerto Carmen
Puerto Escondido
Puerto Madero
Puerto Peñasco
Puerto Vallarta
Querétaro
Reynosa
Saltillo
San Cristóbal de Las Casas
San Felipe
San Luis Potos
San Quintín
Santa Rosalia
Sonoyta
Tapachula
Tampico
Tepic
Tlaxcala
Topolobampo
Torreon
Tuxtla Gutiérrez
Tuxpan
Valladolid
Veracruz
Villahermosa
Zacatecas
Zamora

Gulfs, rivers and bays

Bahía de Campeche
Bravo River
Rio Grande
Gulf of California

Gulf of Mexico
Gulf of Tehuantepec
Negro River
North Pacific Ocean

Islands

Cedros Island
Cozumel Island
Guadalupe Island

Tres Marías Island
San Felipe Island

Landforms and geography

Gulf Coastal Plain
Mexican Plateau
Pacific Coastal Lowlands
Sierra Madre Del Sur

Sierra Madre Oriental
Sonoran Desert
Yucatan Peninsula

Other features

Inter-American Highway

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