Mexico City

geographical name
variants: or Spanish Ciudad de México \ syü-​ˈt͟hät͟h-​t͟hā-​ˈme-​hē-​(ˌ)kō How to pronounce Mexico City (audio) , ˌsē-​u̇-​ˈdad-​ \ or less commonly Mexico

Definition of Mexico City

city and capital of the country of Mexico in the Federal District (the area surrounded on three sides by the state of Mexico) population 8,851,080

Note: Mexico City is located near the southern end of Mexico's great central plateau and is one of the few major cities of the world not located on a river or coastline.

— see tenochtitlán

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“Mexico City.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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