Mexico City

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. It is also largest city in the country.

Mexico City is the center of business, culture, and government for the country. Similar to Washington D.C., it does not belong to any of the 31 Mexican states.

The city was once the center of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec empire. The modern-day downtown area, or the Zocalo, is built on the same spot where the Emperor Montezuma’s palace once stood. Many of the churches and government buildings in Mexico City were built in the 16th and 17th centuries using stones from the Aztec temples that were destroyed by the Spaniards.

The official language of Mexico City is Spanish. More than 90 percent of the people who live here are Roman Catholic.