From the American borderlands of the wide, agriculturally rich north, the country narrows gently as it sweeps south and east.
The two main mountain ranges, the Sierra Madre Occidental and the Sierra Madre Oriental, hug the west and east, finally merging into the volcanically active central highlands and the capital, Mexico City - the most populous city in the world.
They say that Mexico is a country no one ever leaves.
Every year, millions of tourists pass through, and Mexicans jovially warn that a part of them will remain behind forever.
Further south, the country narrows to only 100 miles, then broadens again before reaching the Guatemalan border.
There are two major peninsulas in Mexico that are almost countries themselves.
There are things that we have to consider before we can agree to speculate or not.
These include America, Mexico, and the economic relationship between these two countries.
In the west is the poetically barren Baja Peninsula, which seals in the biological riches of the Sea of Cortes; to the east, portruding into the Caribbean like the end of a fish hook, is the Yucatan peninsula, bursting with rain forests, Mayan ruins, and white powder beaches.
The population is about 106 million, and the generosity of the Mexican people is unsurpassed.