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Ab State Capital- Major Cities
AG Aguascalientes Aguascalientes, Jesús María
BC Baja California Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada, Rosarito
BS Baja California Sur La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo
CM Campeche Campeche, Escárcega, Ciudada del Carmen
CS Chiapas Tuxtla Gutiérrez, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Tapachula, Comitán
CH Chihuahua Chihuahua, Ciudad Juárez, Hidalgo del Parral
CO Coahuila Saltillo, Torreón, Piedras Negras, Monclova
CL Colima Colima, Manzanillo
DF Distrito Federal Mexico City
DG Durango Durango, Gómez Palacio
GT Guanajuato Guanajuato, León, San Miguel de Allende, Irapuato
GR Guerrero Chilpancingo, Acapulco, Taxco, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo
HG Hidalgo Pachuca, Tula
JA Jalisco Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta, Lake Chapala
MX México Toluca, Texcoco, Tepotzotlán, Valle de Bravo
MI Michoacán Morelia, Uruapan, Pátzcuaro, Lázaro Cárdenas
MO Morelos Cuernavaca, Cuautla, Tepoztlán
NA Nayarit Tepic, San Blas
NL Nuevo León Monterrey, Cerralvo
OA Oaxaca Oaxaca, Huatulco, Puerto Escondido, Tehuantepec
PU Puebla Puebla, Tehuacán, Cholula
QT Querétaro Querétaro, San Juan del Río, Tequisquiapan
QR Quintana Roo Chetumal, Cancún, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen
SL San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí, Valles, Matehuala
SI Sinaloa Culiacán, Mazatlán, Los Mochis
SO Sonora Hermosillo, Nogales, Ciudad Obregón, Guaymas, Alamos
TB Tabasco Villahermosa, Teapa
TM Tamaulipas Ciudad Victoria, Tampico, Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros, Reynosa
TL Tlaxcala Tlaxcala, Cacaxtla
VE Veracruz Jalapa, Veracruz, Córdoba, Tuxpan, San Andres Tuxtla, Papantla
YU Yucatán Mérida, Celestún, Progreso, Valladolid
ZA Zacatecas Zacatecas, Fresnillo
Note: The two letter abberviations above are not Postal Codes (see next line).
See Mexico States for more information (Population, Postal Codes, etc.)
Travel Information at:
Lonley Planet
Yahoo,
Virtual Tourist,
Excite,
rec.travel,
A Room 4 U, Online Highways
Country Facts: CIA FactBook
Mexico Maps at  U Texas
Ricardo Salvador at Iowa State
, A Room 4 U, shunya's Page

Cities: Mexico City Info at: Lonley Planet, Yahoo San Miguel de Allende Info at: Yahoo, Mexico OnLine Cuernavaca Info from: Yahoo, Horacio Diaz Benitez, Tour by Mexico

Popular Destinations/Resorts
Acapulco
Cancún
Chichén Itzá
Cozumel
Ixtapa
Oaxaca
Guadalajara
Mazatlán
Palenque
Puerto Vallarta
Chichén Itzá,
Tijuana
Tuluum
Sights
Teotihuacan Teotihuacán - The fabulous archaeological site. Pirámides del Sol y de la Luna (Pyramids of the Sun and Moon)
Yucatán Peninsula - famous Mayan sites are particularly impressive at Uxmal and Chichen Itza, Yucatan Pens. - Mayan ruins.
Teotihuacan, - Ancient Meso-American site
Paricutin Volcano
The Aztec Temple in Tenochtitlan (Mexico City)
The Temple of the Inscriptions in Palenque
Oaxaca - Spanish-built city of narrow streets. Zapotec ruins at Monte Albán, Mitla, Yagul and Cuilapan are nearby.
Sights pages at: Lonely Planet
History
At the time of European arrival in the early 1500s, the country was inhabited by numerous Amerind (Indian) civilizations.

By far the greatest number of people lived in the Mesa Central. Most were under the general rule of the Aztec Empire, but a great many separate cultural groups thrived in the region, among them speakers of Tarastec, Otomi, and Nahuatl. Outside the Mesa Central were numerous other cultural groups such as the Maya of the Yucatan and the Mixtecs and Zapotecs of Oaxaca. Highly organized civilizations had occupied various regions of Mexico for at least 2,000 years prior to European discovery. The Aztec cities of the Mesa Central were marvels of architectural design, irrigation technology, and social organization. Spectacular Mayan ruins in the Yucatan evidence widespread urbanization and intense agricultural productivity dating from well before the Christian Era.

Over the last four centuries descendants of Indians and Europeans, sometimes called mestizos, have become the dominant group in Mexico. Today they account for at least two thirds and perhaps three fourths of the total population.
Source: www.hispanomundo.com/Mexico.htm


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