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Mexico City. Pop. 8,846,752. Currency – Peso. Language - Spanish. Time Zone (GMT minus 6 hours). Main Airport – Mexico City MEX. Best time to go – during spring, the warmest months (April and May). Winter (December to January) can be quite cold. Mrexico city is located on a high plateau - 2,240 metres (7,350 ft), and is one of the world's largest with an estimated 20 million peopled within the Metropolitan area. The original city was founded by the amerindians Mexica, also called the Aztecs, in 1325. The story goes that a god gave a sign where the city should be built – that sign The site of the city was an eagle perched on a cactus with a snake in its beak. The city is sub-divided into 16 delegaciones (boroughs) although it is easier to classify the city into the following districts - Centro Historico (old city center), Chapultepec – Lomas (wealthiest district in the city), Polanco (home to embassies, upscale restaurants, night clubs and hotels), Zona Rosa (important business and entertainment district), Coyoacán (original colonial town), Condesa and Roma (recently reborn area), San Angel (known for its arts market), Xochimilco (home to series of Aztec irrigation canals), Santa Fe (business district at the city western tip), Del Valle (high class residential, business area), and Tlalpan and Pedregal (home to Ajusco, a volcanic mountain peak). Attractions and places to go include - Plaza de la Constitución, La Catedral, Angel de la Independencia, Basílica de Guadalupe, Ciudad Universitaria, Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi, Ciudadela crafts market, Cineteca Nacional (National Film Archive), Torre Latinoamericana, and Torre Mayor However, for sports fans and visitors the highlight must be the Estadio Azteca (Aztec Stadium) which is the only stadium to have hosted two football world cup finals – 1970 and 1986. The 1970 final was won by Brazil and ncluded stars Pele, Carlos Alberto, Clodoaldo, Gérson, Jairzinho, Rivelino, and Tostao.

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Estadio Azteca - wikipedia

The Estadio Azteca is the home stadium of the Mexico national team and the Mexican club America, and the one-time home of Atlante, Cruz Azul, and Necaxa. It is the only stadium ever to host two World Cup final matches, in 1970 and 1986. It also hosted the 1986 quarter-final between Argentina and England in which Diego Maradona scored both the Hand of God goal and the Goal of the Century.

Exploring Mexico City - Planeta

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Mexico City - wikipedia

Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México, D.F. or simply México) is the capital city of Mexico. It is the most important economic, industrial and cultural center in the country, and the most populous city with 8,720,916 inhabitants in 2005. In 2005 Greater Mexico City had a population of 19.2 million, making it the largest metropolitan area in the western hemisphere and the second largest in the world.

Mexico City - wikitravel

Mexico City, sometimes considered the world's largest and most populated city, forms a rough oval of about 60 by 40 kilometers, on the dry bed of lake Texcoco, surrounded on three sides by tall mountains and volcanoes such as the Ajusco, the Popocatepetl and the Ixtlacihuatl. The city is located 2200 meters above the sea level. Some people not used to high places have experienced difficulty when breathing, however these symptoms fade a few minutes after arrival.

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Mexico City travel guide with general information, articles, weather report and directories of hotels, restaurants, activities, real estate, travel agents and much more.

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