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Mexico City

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
  • There will be some fine pickings when we get the old man out of 225 Mexico City.

    Across the Mesa Jarvis Hall
  • 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
  • Iturbe is in constant touch with the fascist groups in Mexico City.

    Secret Armies John L. Spivak
  • 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

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.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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