Mexico (i/Ã‹ÂˆmÃ‰Â›ksÃ‰Â¨koÃŠÂŠ/; Spanish: MÃƒÂ©xico; IPA:Â [Ã‹Âˆme.xi.ko]Â ( listen)), officially the United Mexican States (Spanish: Â Estados Unidos MexicanosÂ (helpÃ‚Â·info)), and also referred to as the United States of Mexico (Spanish: Estados Unidos de MÃƒÂ©xico), is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost two million square kilometres (over 760,000Â sqÂ mi), Mexico is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent nation in the world. With an estimated population of over 113 million, it is the eleventh most populous and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world and the second most populous country in Latin America. Mexico is a federation comprising thirty-one states and a Federal District, the capital city.