Formal Name: United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos).
Short Form: Mexico.
Term for Citizen(s): Mexican(s).
Capital: Mexico City (called México or Ciudad de México in country).
Date of Independence: September 16, 1810 (from Spain).
National Holidays: May 5, commemorating the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla; September 16, Independence Day.
Data as of June 1996