|Area Total||912,050 sq km|
|Climate||tropical; hot, humid; more moderate in highlands|
|Natural Resources||petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, bauxite, other minerals, hydropower, diamonds|
|Imports||agricultural products, livestock, raw materials, machinery and equipment, transport equipment, construction materials, medical equipment, petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, iron and steel products – US 24.8%, China 14.2%, Mexico 9.5% (2017)|
|Government||federal presidential republic|
|Population||31,689,176 (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||unspecified Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Arab, German, African, indigenous people|
|Language||Spanish (official), numerous indigenous dialects|
|Exports||petroleum and petroleum products, bauxite and aluminum, minerals, chemicals, agricultural products – US 34.8%, India 17.2%, China 16%, Netherlands Antilles 8.2%, Singapore 6.3%, Cuba 4.2% (2017)|
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