Dec 092010
 

The table shows the population figures for Mexico’s 14 largest metropolitan areas, according to the preliminary results of the 2010 census. Mexico currently has 11 metropolitan areas with a population in excess of one million inhabitants. Three other cities have over 900,000 inhabitants, and look set to join the million-plus club within the next few years. A further seven cities—Saltillo, Chihuahua, Acapulco, Morelia, Cuernavaca,Tampico and Veracruz—have populations between 800,000 and 900,000.

1Mexico City (Valley of Mexico)20,137,152
2Guadalajara4,434,252
3Monterrey4,080,329
4Puebla-Tlaxcala2,668,347
5Toluca1,846,602
6Tijuana1,751,302
7León1,609,717
8Cd. Juárez1,328,017
9Torreón-Gómez Palacio (La Laguna)1, 215,993
10Querétaro1,097,028
11San Luis Potosí1,040,822
12Mérida970,495
13Mexicali936,145
14Aguascalientes932,298

Chapters 21 and 22 of Geo-Mexico: the geography and dynamics of modern Mexico analyze Mexico’s 500-year transition to an urban society and the internal geography of Mexico’s cities. Chapter 23 looks at urban issues, problems and trends. To preview more parts of the book, click here and use amazon.com’s “Look Inside” feature; buy your copy today!

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