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Mexico City

noun
1.
a city in and the capital of Mexico, in the central part. About 7400 feet (2255 meters) above sea level.
Official name México, Dis·tri·to Fe·de·ral,
[me-hee-kaw--dees-tree-taw-fe-th e-rahl] /ˈmɛ hiˌkɔ disˈtri tɔ fɛ ðɛˈrɑl/ (Show IPA)
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Mexico City

noun
1.
the capital of Mexico, on the central plateau at an altitude of 2240 m (7350 ft): founded as the Aztec capital (Tenochtitlán) in about 1300; conquered and rebuilt by the Spanish in 1521; forms, with its suburbs, the federal district of Mexico; the largest industrial complex in the country. Pop: 19 013 000 (2005 est)
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Mexico City in Culture

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Capital of Mexico and largest city in the country, located in central Mexico; the country's political, cultural, commercial, and industrial center.

Note: With more than eighteen million people, Mexico City is the second-largest city in the world, behind Tokyo.
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