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MExICO Federal District The Challenges facing an Urban Mega-region

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The Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico (ZMVM) is one of the most populous on the planet, with 21 million inhabitants according to a survey made in 2010 (year of the latest census analysis). Of these, 53% (11.1 million people) live in the 59 municipalities belonging to the conurbation of the State of Mexico, 42% (8.8 million) in the Federal District (or Mexico City), while the remaining 5% (1 million people) live in the 21 municipalities of the State of Hidalgo. ZMVM is the world’s eighth most economically important metropolitan area, with a GDP similar to Belgium’s. The whole area is made up of a central city (Mexico City) surrounded by a vast urbanised area that since the 1960s has spread to include the nearby municipalities of the State of Mexico, and continues to encroach on outlying areas. Over the last thirty years Mexico City’s footprint has...

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