Mexico: Welcome to Mexico City
Welcome to Mexico City
Mexico City is beyond huge – so huge, in fact, that it is classified as a megalopolis. A city develops into a megalopolis by absorbing adjacent towns and smaller cities. Mexico City is growing like an amoeba and has been engulfing nearby populations at a steady rate since the second half of the 20th century. It grew from 3.1 million people in 1950 to 14 million by 1980, and today it has more than a whopping 19 million people.
While I’m not fluent in Spanish, I do dabble in basic phrases and words. Spanish is the 4th most used language in the world, after English, Mandarin, and French. Many words in Spanish and English have similar roots and sounds, making them easier to translate. Examples of these words are familia/family or turista/tourist. I trust I’ll have a relatively easy time communicating with people.