Mexico, which lies in the Northern and Western Hemispheres, is located in North America and has land borders with Guatemala and Belize to the southeast and the United States to the north. The major bodies of water that surround Mexico include the Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.
The absolute location of Mexico is at a latitude of 23 degrees north and the longitude of 102 degrees west. It ranks as the 14th largest country on the planet, encompassing around 758,449 square miles of total area. Its terrain is characterized by mountains, wet lowlands, vast wastelands and highlands. The Yucatan Peninsula is an important geographical feature of Mexico.