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Mexico City

The capital and largest city of Mexico, at the southern end of the central plateau. Situated at an altitude of 2,300 m (7,550 ft), it was founded on the site of an ancient Aztec capital destroyed by Cortés in 1521.

Mexico City

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(Placename) 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)

Mex′ico Cit′y


n.
the capital of Mexico, in the Federal District, in the central part of Mexico. 18,748,000. Official name, Mexico, D(istrito) F(ederal).
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Noun1.Mexico City - the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial centerMexico City - the capital and largest city of Mexico is a political and cultural and commercial and industrial center; one of the world's largest cities
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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Using information about each woman's municipio (a sub-state administrative division) and state, we created a categorical variable to classify women into four distinct groups according to their place of residence: Mexico City proper; the Mexico City metropolitan area (as defined by the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics (21)), excluding the city proper; the states that border Mexico City (Morelos and Mexico State), excluding the municipios that are part of the Mexico City metropolitan area; and the rest of Mexico (Figure 1).
The unadjusted and unnormalized results from Model 1 indicate that the educational attainment of abortion seekers from the metropolitan area or the bordering states was not meaningfully or statistically different from that of women who lived in Mexico City proper. Abortion seekers from the rest of Mexico, in contrast, had on average 1.4 more years of education than their counterparts from Mexico City.
This survey, the first assessment in Mexico of illegal sales of cigarettes to minors, was conducted during March 23-April 4, 1997, in the 16 districts composing Mexico City proper (1990 population: 8.5 million, excluding the surrounding metropolitan area).