Mexico Abbreviations

MX is the abbreviation for Mexico, the 13th largest country in the world. Officially the United Mexican States, Mexico is a country located in North America, bordering 3 countries – Belize, Guatemala, and United States. Mexico City is the capital city of Mexico. Major cities include Mexico City (population: 12,294,182), Iztapalapa (population: 1,815,775), Ecatepec de Morelos (population: 1,655,004), Guadalajara (population: 1,495,171), Puebla City (population: 1,434,051), Ciudad Juárez (population: 1,320,993), Tijuana (population: 1,300,972), León (population: 1,238,951), Gustavo Adolfo Madero (population: 1,185,761), and Zapopan (population: 1,142,472).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Mexico City
  • Language: None
  • Area: 1,972,550 km2
  • Population: 126,577,680
  • Currency: Peso (MXN)
  • Time zone: UTC−8 to UTC−5
  • Calling code: 52
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: MX
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: MEX
  • Internet TLD: .mx
  • State Government Website: http://en.presidencia.gob.mx

Map of Mexico

List of Mexico Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Mexico are MX which stands for Mexico and MXN which means Peso (Mexico currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Mexico, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

MX: Mexico

Abbreviation Meaning
ACA Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico – Alvarez International
ARMENIA AeroMexico
AM AeroMexico
AMX Aeromexico Aerovias de Mexico
AGU Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
ACGM American Communist Group in Mexico
ALANM American Lung Association of New Mexico
AHANM Animal Humane Association of New Mexico
AHANM Arabian Horse Association of New Mexico
ABM Asociación de Banqueros de México
AMCA Asociacion de Mexico de Control Automatico
ASMAC Asociación de Scout de México, AC
ASSA Asociacion Sindical de Sobrecargos de Aviacion de Mexico
ACNM Associated Contractors of New Mexico
BANAMEX Banco Nacional de México
BCNM Baptist Convention of New Mexico
BCSDGM Business Council for Sustainable Development – Gulf of Mexico
CANT California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas
CMRC California/Mexico Reliability Coordinator
CEMETERY Campus Estado de Mexico
CEM Campus Estado de México
CINM Cancer Institute of New Mexico
CUN Cancun, Mexico
CMX Carrier Mexico SA
CDM Cartuchos Deportavos de Mexico
CENAM Center for Metrology of Mexico
CGOM Central Gulf of Mexico
CNM Central New Mexico Community College
CCIM Centro Cultural Islamico de Mexico
CZA Chichen Itza, Mexico
CUU Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico – Genvillalobos
CRCM Christian Research Center of Mexico
CME Ciudad Del Carmen, Campeche, Mexico
CJS Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico – International Abraham Gonzalez
CEN Ciudad Obregon, Sonora, Mexico
CVS Clovis Cannon AFB, New Mexico, United States
COLMEX Colegio de Mexico
CLQ Colima, Colima, Mexico
CAASNM Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico
CANM Community Action New Mexico
CTM Confederacion de Trabajadores de Mexico
CEMETERY Conferencia Episcopal de Mexico
CEM Conferencia Episcopal de México
CPTM Consejo de Promocion Turistica de Mexico
CIFCA Copenhagen Initiative for Central America and México
CZM Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico – Aeropuerto International De Cozumel
CSFNM Creation Science Fellowship of New Mexico
CUL Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
DPNM Dairy Producers of New Mexico
DPNM Democratic Party of New Mexico
DGO Durango, Durango, Mexico – Gen Guadalupe Victoria
ENMMC Eastern New Mexico Medical Center
ENMU Eastern New Mexico University
GOM Government Of Mexico
GAM Grupo Azucarero Mexico
GMD Grupo Mexico de Desarrollo (stock symbol)
GDL Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – Miguel Hidalgo International
GYM Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
GUB Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico – Guerrero Negro Airport
GUFMEX Gulf of Mexico
GOM Gulf Of Mexico
GMA Gulf of Mexico Alliance
GCOOS Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System
GOMFMC Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council
GMF Gulf of Mexico Foundation
GOMF Gulf of Mexico Foundation
GOMI Gulf of Mexico Initiative
GOMP Gulf of Mexico Program
GMP Gulf of Mexico Program
GOMS Gulf of Mexico Seawater
GMSA Gulf of Mexico Statistical Area
GOMWG Gulf of Mexico Working Group
HMO Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico – General Ignacio Pesqueira Garcia
HIPERCAM High Performance Computing Applications in Mexico
HUX Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico
HRMANM Human Resource Management Association of New Mexico
ITAM Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
ICLM Inter-California Line in Mexico
IBCCA International Bathymetric Chart of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico
ICNM Islamic Center of New Mexico
IZM Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo Mexico
ZIH Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico – International
JCNNM Johnson Controls Northern New Mexico
JCNNM Johnson Controls of Northern New Mexico
KMX Kyocera Mexico
LAP La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico – Aeropuerto General Marquez De Leon
LVS Las Vegas, New Mexico
LZC Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, Mexico – Na
BJX Leon/Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico – Del Bajio
LTO Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico
LMM Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
MIM Made in Mexico
ZLO Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico – Aeropuerto International
MAM Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico – Servando Canales
MZT Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico – Buelna
MID Merida, Yucatan, Mexico – Merida International
MXL Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico – Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada
MANX Mexico
MX Mexico
MEX Mexico
MBARA Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association
MBH Mexico Boutique Hotels
MARI Mexico City Air Quality Research Initiative
MEX Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico – Juarez International Airport
MCB Mexico Convention Bureau
MXF Mexico Fund, Inc.
MQR Mexico Quarterly Review
MSN Mexico Solidarity Network
MTC Mexico Technical Center
MTB Mexico Tourism Board
MANX Mexico/Mexican
MX Mexico/Mexican
LOV Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico – Monclova Airport
MTY Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico – Escobedo
MLM Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico – Municipal
MNM Museum of New Mexico
NMSM National Meteorological Service of Mexico
NPSNM Native Plant Society of New Mexico
NSMEX Net Solutions Mexico
NM New Mexico
NMAAA New Mexico Academic Advising Association
NMARL New Mexico Academic and Research Libraries
NMAAP New Mexico Achievement Assessment Program
NMAC New Mexico Administrative Code
NMIC New Mexico Administrative Code
NMAUG New Mexico Adobe User Group
NMAI New Mexico AIDS Infonet
NMAST New Mexico Alcohol Server Training
NMAAP New Mexico Alliance for Affordable Phones
NMASE New Mexico Alliance for Science Education
NMAC New Mexico Archaeological Council
NMAHC New Mexico Association for Home and Hospice Care
NMAC New Mexico Association of Counties
NMAMFT New Mexico Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
NMBT New Mexico Bank and Trust
NMBA New Mexico Bankers Association
NMBHI New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute at Las Vegas
NMBA New Mexico Border Authority
NMBA New Mexico Broadcasters Association
NMBLN New Mexico Business Leadership Network
NMBW New Mexico Business Weekly
NMCFR New Mexico Child Fatality Review
NMCB New Mexico Commission for the Blind
NMCPR New Mexico Commission of Public Records
NMCC New Mexico Communicators Council
NMCAC New Mexico Computing Applications Center
NMC New Mexico Consortium
NMCC New Mexico Corporation Commission
NMCCD New Mexico Council on Crime and Delinquency
NMCUL New Mexico Credit Union League
NMCIAC New Mexico Critical Infrastructure Assurance Council
NMCN New Mexico Culture Net
NMDA New Mexico Department of Agriculture
NMDA New Mexico Dressage Association
NMDL New Mexico Driver License
NMESFO New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office
NMEDD New Mexico Economic Development Department
NMEFCU New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union
NMEFC New Mexico Environmental Finance Center
NMEE New Mexico Euskal Etxea
NMFG New Mexico Faceters Guild
NMFBA New Mexico Family Business Alliance
NMFC New Mexico Film Commission
NMFA New Mexico Finance Authority
NMFS New Mexico Folklore Society
NMFA New Mexico Football Alliance
NMGRA New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association
NMGEC New Mexico Geriatric Education Center
NMHWA New Mexico Hazardous Waste Act
NMHPC New Mexico Health Policy Commission
NMHR New Mexico Health Resources
NMHEAR New Mexico Higher Education Assessment and Retention
NMHU New Mexico Highlands University
NMHP New Mexico Highway Patrol
NMHR New Mexico Historical Review
NMHA New Mexico Hospital Association
NMHC New Mexico Humanities Council
NMIC New Mexico Immunization Coalition
NMI New Mexico Independent
NMICC New Mexico Independent Community Colleges
NMIM-AND-T New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
NMJC New Mexico Junior College
NML New Mexico Legislature
NMLB New Mexico Livestock Board
NMMI New Mexico Military Institute
NMMFA New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority
NMMP New Mexico Mounted Patrol
NMMIA New Mexico Music Industry Awards
NMNPC New Mexico Nurse Practitioner Council
NMODC New Mexico Oil Conservation District
NMOIA New Mexico Optics Industry Association
NMPG New Mexico Pecan Growers
NMPA New Mexico Pharmaceutical Association
NMPSR New Mexico Physicians for Social Responsibility
NMPA New Mexico Pilots Association
NMPA New Mexico Potters Association
NMPA New Mexico Presenters Alliance
NMPA New Mexico Preservation Alliance
NMPA New Mexico Press Association
NMPM New Mexico Principal Meridian
NMPP New Mexico Products Pipeline
NMPA New Mexico Psychological Association
NMQA New Mexico Quality Award
NMRA New Mexico Restaurant Association
NMRWA New Mexico Rural Water Association
NMSBA New Mexico School Boards Association
NMSA New Mexico School for the Arts
NMSD New Mexico School for the Deaf
NMSM New Mexico School of Mines
NMSBIC New Mexico Small Business Investment Corporation
NMSRA New Mexico Soccer Referee Association
NMSHMM New Mexico Society of Hazardous Materials Managers
NMSGC New Mexico Space Grant Consortium
NMSBA New Mexico Standards Based Assessment
NMSGC New Mexico State Game Commission
NMSL New Mexico State Library
NMSP New Mexico State Police
NMSR New Mexico State Road
NMSS New Mexico State Society
NMSU New Mexico State University
NMSUA New Mexico State University at Alamogordo
NMSA New Mexico Statutes Annotated
NMSLGC New Mexico Student Loan Guarantee Corporation
NMSL New Mexico Student Loans
NMSA New Mexico Substate Area
NMSC New Mexico Supreme Court
NMSO New Mexico Symphony Orchestra
NMTRI New Mexico Tax Research Institute
NMT New Mexico Tech
NMTD New Mexico Tourism Department
NMUI New Mexico Utilities, Inc.
NMVMA New Mexico Vegetation Management Association
NMVMA New Mexico Veterinary Medical Association
NMWCA New Mexico Water Conservation Alliance
NMWQR New Mexico Water Quality Regulations
NMWRRI New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute
NMWC New Mexico Watershed Coalition
NMWA New Mexico Wilderness Alliance
NMWA New Mexico Windsurfing Association
NMWCA New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Act
NMWCA New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration
NMWC New Mexico Workforce Connection
NOTM New Orleans, Texas, and Mexico Railroad
NCNMEDD North Central New Mexico Economic Development District
NNMCC Northern New Mexico Community College
NNMDV Northern New Mexico Digital Video
NNMMC Northern New Mexico Midwifery Center
NWNMCOG Northwest New Mexico Council of Government
NLD Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
NL Nuevo León (México)
OAX Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico – Xoxocotlan
USMTR Office for the Study of US-Mexico Trade Relations
OANM Online Archive of New Mexico
OMANM Oriental Medicine Association of New Mexico
PSNM Pastel Society of New Mexico
PCNM Pathology Consultants of New Mexico
PCNM Pax Christi New Mexico
PPNM Planned Parenthood of New Mexico
PNM Power Company of New Mexico
PAZ Poza Rica, Veracruz, Mexico
PNM Public Service Company of New Mexico
PBC Puebla, Puebla, Mexico
PXM Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico
PVR Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico – Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
QNM Quality New Mexico
QRO Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico
RSM Red de Solidaridad con Mexico
RENAVE Registro Nacional de Vehiculos-Mexico
REXS Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico – General Lucio Blanco Airport
REX Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico – General Lucio Blanco Airport
SLW Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico – Saltillo
SJD San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico – Los Cabos International Airport
SLP San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
SCNM Silver City, New Mexico
SIN Sinaloa (México)
CVI Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament, Cleveland, Mexico
SFM Six Flags Mexico
SNM Sociedad Numismatica de Mexico
SON Sonora (México)
SCNM South Central New Mexico
SNMHD Southern New Mexico Human Development
SANM Spanish Archives of New Mexico
SBM St. Louis, Brownsville, & Mexico Railroad
SBNM State Bar of New Mexico
STNM Storytellers of New Mexico
SNMF Strengthening New Mexico Families
SNM Syndicato Nuevo Mexico
TAMPS Tamaulipas (México)
TAM Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico
TAP Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico – Tapachula International
TELMEX Telefonos de Mexico
TPQ Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico
TMBC Texas Mexico Border Coalition
TNMO Texas New Mexico Coaches Inc
TNMP Texas New Mexico Power
TALON Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, And New Mexico
TNO Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma Coaches, Inc.
TMRC Texas-Mexico Relations Committee
TAM Texton Aero Mexico
TIJ Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico – General Abelardo L Rodriguez
TRC Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico
TANM Tourism Association of New Mexico
TGZ Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico – Llano San Juan
UMEGREM Unión de Maestros Guatemaltecos Refugiados en México
USMBCC United States/Mexico Border Counties Coalition
UVM Universidad del Valle de México
UNAM Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
UNITEC Universidad Tecnologica de Mexico
UNM University of New Mexico
UNMP University of New Mexico Press
UNMSOM University of New Mexico School of Medicine
UPN Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico
USNM US New Mexico Federal Credit Union
VERIFY Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico – Las Bajadas / General Heriberto Jara
VER Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico – Las Bajadas / General Heriberto Jara
MMVA Villahermosa, Mexico
VSA Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico – Carlos R Perez
WNMU Western New Mexico University
WSMRN White Sands Missile Range New Mexico
WSSH White Sands Space Harbor, New Mexico
ZCL Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico

Geography

Mexico has diverse scenery, with large desert areas, tropical rainforests, mangrove forests and high mountain areas. Over half of the country is over 1000 meters above sea level. In the middle of the country lies the high plains and plateau of La Mesa, which is surrounded by the mountain ranges of Western Sierra Madre, Eastern Sierra Madre, and Southern Sierra Madre. The highest parts of the plateau are in the south, reaching 2000 meters above sea level. The area is the country’s economic center and the most densely populated. The country has two major rivers: the Rio Grande, which borders the United States in the north, and the Rio Usumacinta, which borders on Guatemala in the south. The climate is tropical and subtropical on the coast, and temperate in the highlands.

Most of the country’s energy needs are covered by oil and gas, which creates major environmental problems. The capital city of Mexico City is one of the most polluted cities in the world. Another problem is forest cutting, which has led to half of the primeval forest that existed 50 years ago. This is one of the reasons why many animal species are threatened with extinction. A serious environmental problem is that access to clean drinking water is constantly diminishing. Mexico has strict environmental protection laws, but corruption, lack of funding and low population interest in the environment mean that the laws are not enforced.

History

The oldest human tracks in Mexico are ten thousand years old, and the area has been home to several high cultures. The first was the olmec culture, which originated around 1200 BC. Later, the zapotek, maya and toltec cultures emerged.

In 1519, when the brutal Spanish conquest began, the country was ruled by the Aztecs. In two years, the indigenous community’s culture and culture were destroyed, and they had to work under slave-like conditions in mines and plantations. An estimated 20 million natives lived in the area before the Spaniards started colonization. Wars and new European diseases killed 90 percent of the indigenous population in a few generations.

After the Napoleonic wars in Europe, the Spanish king was deposed, and the Mexicans therefore started an independence war to disengage. Mexico became independent in 1821 and became a federal republic in 1824.

Mexico lost a war to the United States in 1848 and had to relinquish half of its land. A reform period began, which ended with Porfirio Díaz taking power and ruling as dictator from 1876 to 1911.

The Mexican Revolution started in 1910, and Díaz resigned the following year – but a bloody civil war lasted for several years. In 1917 came a new radical constitution, which was to ensure that small farmers received land from wealthy landlords. At the same time, foreign oil companies were nationalized. During this period, the country became industrialized, but prosperity did not follow. This created major social differences in the country.

Society and politics

Mexico is a federal republic, divided into 31 states and Mexico City. On paper, the states have considerable state control, but in practice the federal government has a lot of power. The president is the head of government and state, elected for six years, and can only sit for one term. This is a powerful position. The legislative power lies with Congress, which has two chambers: the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) emerged in 1929, after the Revolutionary period, and ruled the country as a one-party state until a democratic election was held in 2000. Law reforms in the 1980s and 1990s opened for a multiparty system, and in 2000, dissatisfaction with the PRI had become so strong that the party lost power. PRI is still one of the dominant parties in Mexican politics, but in 2018 MORENA politician Andrés Manuel López Obrador became president.

In recent years, politics has been about a major structural reform that all major parties agreed on. The reform should strengthen the rule of law, equalize social differences and increase economic growth. Nevertheless, corruption is still high and violence is a major social problem, which has only made the war on drugs worse. Around half of the population is considered poor, and there are enormous differences between classes.

Economics and Commerce

Mexico is an ancient agricultural country and is still among the world’s largest corn and vegetable producers. Today, agriculture is only a small part of GDP, but still accounts for one-eighth of employment. Mexico is rich in natural resources: The country is the world’s largest silver producer, and also has large deposits of oil, gas, gold and other minerals.

Beyond the 20th century, oil extraction and later industry gained an increasingly important position in the economy. In recent years, Mexico has focused on industrial production, especially the automotive industry, to reduce oil dependency. Another important part of economic policy has been deregulation, privatization and free trade. Today, Mexico is among the world’s largest economies, and has more free trade agreements than any other country. One of the most important is the Free Trade Agreement with the US and Canada (USMCA) – both of which are important trading partners, although the US is clearly the largest.

One obstacle to the country’s economic development is the black economy, especially drug trafficking, which comprises between one-third and one-half of all economic activity. This leads to low tax revenues, approx. 17 per cent of GDP. This is below half the OECD cut. Economic growth has been around two per cent since 1990.