Mexico is located on the continent of North America. It is bordered by the United States on the north, the Gulf of Mexico on the east, the North Pacific Ocean on the west and Guatemala and Belize on the south.
In terms of area, Mexico covers 761,601 square miles, which makes it the 14th largest country in the world and the fifth largest country in the Americas. The country is traversed by the Tropic of Cancer, so Mexico has two different climactic zones. Areas north of the Tropic of Cancer are cooler during the winter, while the areas to the south have a relatively stable climate year round.