1. Language

    The country has the largest Spanish-speaking population in the world with almost a third of all Spanish native speakers.

    Mexico is home to a large number of indigenous languages, spoken by some 5.4% of the population – 1.2% of the population are monolingual speakers of an indigenous language.[272] The indigenous languages with most speakers are Nahuatl, spoken by approximately 1.45 million people,[273] Yukatek Maya spoken by some 750,000 people and the Mixtec[274] and Zapotec languages[275] each spoken by more than 400,000 people.

  2. Currency

    The Mexican peso (sign: $; code: MX) is the currency of Mexico. The peso is subdivided into 100 centavos, represented by "¢". As of May 18, 2015, the peso's exchange rate was $17.39 per euro and $15.31 per U.S. dollar.

  3. Climate

    Mexico City enjoys a moderate year-round climate with average temperature of 59º. Daytime temperature highs range from the low 70ºs in December to the low 90ºs in May. This means events can be held outdoors in any month of the year. ON AVERAGE: November is the driest month. April is the warmest month. January is the coolest month. July is the wettest month.

  4. Time Difference

    In the south, east and center, GMT-6 hours (winter), -5 (summer); Sonora, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Baja California Sur -7 (winter) -6 (summer); Baja California -8 (winter) -7 (summer).

  5. Electricity

    Voltage: 110-120 Volts (Same as U.S./Canada, most other areas are 220-240 Volts). Primary Socket Types: North American Non-Grounded , North American Grounded. Please note that these may not be identical to U.S./Canadian sockets, and may require an adapter.

  6. Visa

    Passport holders from more than 90 countries are entitled to a 180 day tourist visa upon arrival at airport immigration checkpoints. Visitors from another 100 countries must apply for visas trough the more than 130 Mexican consulate offices around the World.

    For further information regarding entry requirements please visit www.inm.gob.mx.

  7. Further Information

    Mexico City is home of 23 World Heritage sites designated by the UNESCO. More than 150 museums. 21 countries around the world with direct flights to Mexico City. CIEC WTC is located 7.3 miles from the airport. 12 million visitors per year. 140, 000 taxis. This is Mexico City.

    Capital: Mexico City (Federal District). Population: 118,397,000 (2013). Surface area: 761,606 sq. meters (1,927,550 km). International borders: USA, Guatemala and Belize.

  8. Information, Technologies & Telecommunication

    Mexico City’s telecommunications infrastructure is among the top 10 worldwide, not only in terms of technology, but in capacity, restoration, coverage and the presence of services. It is a 100% advanced digital fiber optic network that handles restorations without human intervention in 50 milliseconds.

    Mexico City’s internet penetration and usage is ranked second in Latin America. Free wifi sites are available in more than 1000 public spaces.

    Mexico City’s telecom industry is among the most advanced in the country, with mobile phone penetration of 70%.

  9. Getting Here

    Mexico City’s International Airport Benito Juarez is located 7.3 miles (11.7 km) from the WTC International Exhibition and Convention Center Mexico City.

    More than 650 flights arrive daily at the International Airport and all major airlines have routes to Mexico City as their final destination or stop.

  10. Getting Around

    World Trade Center’s privileged location in Mexico City has various means of transportation to get out and about.

    Taxi Cabs. Just outside the Convention Center there is an authorized cab service that can take you anywhere in the city for under $30 US dollars.

    Metrobus. A bus rapid transit (BRT) system. The first trip costs under $1.50 US dollars, after this each ride costs less than 50 US cents. There are 4 stations in a 2 mile (3.2 km) radius from the WTC.

    Subway. Mexico City’s subway system is a fast and cheap way to get around the city. There are 6 stations in a 5 mile (8 km) radius from the WTC and a trip in the subways costs 30 US cents.

  11. Accomodations

    In 3 mile (5 km) radius from the WTC International Exhibition and Convention Center Mexico City you can find more than 5,000 hotel rooms, ranging from three to 5 stars. Within walking distance from the venue you can find 6 hotels alone.

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