Greater Mexico City refers to the conurbation around Mexico City, officially called Mexico City Metropolitan Area (Área Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México), constituted by the Federal District—itself composed of 16 boroughs—and 41 adjacent municipalities of the states of Mexico and Hidalgo. For normative purposes, however, Greater Mexico City most commonly refers to the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico (Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México) an agglomeration that incorporates 18 additional municipalities. As of 2009, Greater Mexico City has a population of 21,163,226, making it the third largest metropolitan area in the world and the most populous metropolitan area in the Americas.
Since the 1940s there have been different proposals to establish the limits of the growing conurbation of Mexico City, and different definitions were used unofficially as the city continued to grow. The Federal Government (represented by the Department of Social Development), the Federal District (Mexico City proper), and the State of Mexico agreed on the official definitions for both the Mexico City Metropolitan Area and the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico on 22 December 2005 Per the agreement, most urban planning projects will be administered by Metropolitan Commissions.
... Important landmarks of Greater Mexico City include the Historic Center of Mexico City, the floating gardens of Xochimilco, the Pre-Hispanic city ruins Teotihuacan, located at the ...
... Greater Mexico City is connected through a private network of toll expressways to the nearby cities of Querétaro, Toluca, Cuernavaca, Pachuca and Puebla ... and Puebla, so that traffic moving across the country would not have to go into the city ... to travel across the suburbs without having to use the internal arterial roads of the city ...
... Metropolitan areas of Mexico Greater Mexico City Metro area Pop. 2005) Greater Mexico City 19.231.829 Greater Guadalajara 4.095.853 Greater Monterrey 3.664.331 Greater Puebla 2.109.049 Greater Toluca 1.610.786 Tijuana 1.410.700 León 1.325.210 Ciudad ... areas as either the group of two ore more municipalities in which a city with a population of at least 50,000 is located whose urban area extends over the limit of the ...
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