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Alwasy put shampoo and conditioner ( and any other liquid containers) in plastic bags in suitcase so they do not leak onto clothes during travel.

Experience the Tortuga Liberation!
Every year hundreds of baby Green Sea Turtles emerge from the sandy beaches of the Mayan Riviera and head into the vast ocean.

Mexico peso (Mex$) = 100 centavos

In 1998 there were 9.6 million telephones main lines in use.

There are 31,048 km of railways in Mexico.

Females are allowed to volunteer for military service.

In 1997 Mexico had 31 million radios in use.

Mexico's exports partners: US 89.3%, Canada 1.7%, Spain 0.6%, Japan 0.5%, Venezuela 0.3%, Chile 0.3%, Brazil0.3%.

Mexico produced 176.055 billion kWh of electricity in 1998.

The main industries are: food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism.

The Mexican name for the Atlantic coastal region of the Yucatan Peninsula is Riviera Maya. The English use is either Maya Riviera or Mayan Riviera. It is used all three ways in this web site.

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Campeche Mexico MuseumIn Campeche you can buy scale boats, all handmade. All the materials used (precious woods, jippi, bull's horn, different kinds of stones, red and black coral and sharkskin) have been obtained in the region of Campeche.

Campeche has many baluartes (bastions) built to protect the city against attacks and raids by pirates. Today these fortifications are the city's main attraction. Of the eight bastions seven survive in their original state and one has been restored. Large segments of Campeche's famous wall have survived as well.

Guided city tours can be arranged at the Ramada Inn. The best place to start is at the southwestern end of the Plaza Moch-Cuouh. The first baluarte you will come to is Baluarte de San Carlos. The Chamber of Fortification has scale models of the city's fortifications in the 18th century. Don't miss the dungeon!

Heading north, you will come to Puerta del Mar (Sea Gate) which provided access to the city from the sea before the area to the northwest was filled in. The gate was demolished in 1893 but rebuilt in 1957.

Baluarte de la Soledad is the setting for Museo de Estelas Maya. Among the antiquities displayed, along with badly weathered stelae, are 17th and 18th seafaring equipment and armaments used to battle pirates.

Mansion Carvajal is the house of the Carvajal family with Arabic arcs and flights of steps made of marble. Today it has been converted into a crafts store and offices for the government.

The Baluarte of Nuestra Señora de la Soledad is where you can visit a hall of stelaes.

The Cathedral of the Conception.

The Main Square, where some examples of Colonial architecture can be observed, as the recently remodeled House of the Old Times.

The Church of San Francisco which was built in the 16th century.

The San Francisco de Paulo Toro Park, and the Theater with the same name.

The regional museum which is known as the Casa del Teniente del Rey.

House of the Lieutenant of the King with a collection of European weapons from the 12th to 19th centuries.

Parque Principal is Campeche's favourite park.

The Church of Saint Joseph.

The "Puerta de Tierra" [sound and light show].

The new Malecon with its beautiful little "plazas".

Casa de las Artesanias is a handicraft market displaying many regional arts and crafts.

Calakmul is a biosphere reserve located 318 km from the City of Campeche. In this area jaguars, howler monkeys, deer, pumas, wild cats and many other mammals have their home, together with many kinds of spiders, reptiles, insects and more than 800 plant species.

The Royal Highway was the road used to link the two most important peninsular cities, Campeche and Merida during the Spanish conquest. Driving along the highway, you can shop for hammocks, wooden handicrafts, liquors and syrups made from local fruits.

Campeche also has forts … Fuerte de San Luis, an 18th century fortress and Fuerte de San is restored and home to a museum of Mayan antiquities.

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In Mexico they speak: Spanish, various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional indigenous languages.

90% of Mexicans age 15 and over can read and write.

Mexico Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.81 male(s)/female
total population: 0.97 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

Mexico has a population of: 100,349,766 (July 2000 est.)

There is 61,000 sq km of irrigated land. (1993 est.)

Mexico's natural resources are: petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, timber.

There is 9,330 km of coastline.

The life expectancy is: male 68.47 years,female 74.66 years. (2000 est.)

The geographic coordinates are: 23 00 N, 102 00 W

Mexico had 38.6 million people in the labor force in 1999.

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