Mexico city

Editorial

The Geography and population of Mexico.

Mexico City, Mexico, the nation's capital and most populous city. Its population density being around 11285654 (even after its rural decline). The city is coextensive with Mexico's Federal District. It is one of the great metropolises of the world and one of the most rapidly growing. Mexico City lies in a mountain-rimmed basin, called the Valley of Mexico, some 500 miles south of the United States border. It is one of the world's loftiest cities; the heart of the city has an elevation of about 7,350 feet above sea level. It is built largely on land reclaimed by draining and filling old Lake Texcoco, site of Tenoch-titlán, the island capital of the Aztec Empire and the nucleus of the present city. Along with the dynamic growth of the past several decades have come multiple urban problems. Among them are extremely high unemployment among the millions of new residents, widespread slums, massive traffic congestion, and severe air pollution. An old problem, still unresolved, is the gradual settling of the old lake bed, on which the city is built, and the steady sinking of many buildings. Making urbanization a big asset. Along with the new cut back, low payed standard of living.


My new outlook on Mexico city

Peoples low pay and economic struggles in Mexico City

Mexico City remains the economic engine of the country even though some industries have been encouraged to move to other areas to reduce pollution and curb growth. Yet more than half of the country's industrial output is still produced in the city. Important industrial activities include textiles, chemicals, furniture, plastics and metals, electronics assembly, and the production of pharmaceutical products. The food and beverage industry remains a major employer while tourism brings millions of dollars into the economy.

The informal economy plays an important role in the city. Each day, thousands of unlicensed vendors take to the streets, selling everything from windshield wipers and umbrellas to electrical sockets, tacos, and soft drinks. These are people who would be otherwise unemployed, but they present a different challenge to city officials. For years, the city has tried unsuccessfully to clear the vendors off streets in the downtown area. Business owners complain that street vendors are not subject to taxes, do not pay rent, and compete unfairly by selling similar and often cheaper products.