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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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  • The roads marked even on the official maps in Mexico City no longer exist, probably never existed.

    The American Egypt Channing Arnold
  • Iturbe is in constant touch with the fascist groups in Mexico City.

    Secret Armies John L. Spivak
  • The letters which followed me to Mexico City from Mr. Saltus said that his father was going downhill rapidly.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus
  • There will be some fine pickings when we get the old man out of 225 Mexico City.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • General Mogrado sent a message from Mexico City a few days ago.

    The Five Arrows Allan Chase
British Dictionary definitions for Mexico City

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

Mexico City definition


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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