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Tulum is a town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico
Tulum is a town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico

Tulum

Tulum is a town on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It’s known for its beaches and well-preserved ruins of an ancient Mayan port city.
Photo by Spencer Watson
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Capital: Mexico City (Ciudad de Mexico)

Location: North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States

Government: United Mexican States

Currency: Mexican pesos (MXN)

Area: 1,964,375 sq km

Population: 130,207,371 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8%; note -indigenous languages include various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional languages (2005 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 82.7%, Pentecostal 1.6%, Jehovah's Witness 1.4%, other Evangelical Churches 5%, other 1.9%, none 4.7%, unspecified 2.7% (2010 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-6

Tel Code: +52

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