The largest city in Mexico, Mexico City is the capital of the country and is an important hub for politics, culture, education and finance in the North American continent. The "alpha" global city is located in a large valley at the centre of the country known as the Valley of Mexico or Valle de México, at an altitude of over 7,000 feet. It has been separated into 16 delegaciones or boroughs for administrative purposes which are in turn divided into further colonias or neighborhoods. r\n
The city is home to over 8 million inhabitants and is also the world's largest Spanish speaking country. Though the majority of the population is Roman Catholic in faith, a small but diverse Muslim community resides in the town. The history of Islam in Mexico dates back several years and traces of Muslim influences can still be witnessed in the city. r\n
Mexico City occupies a land area of over 1,400 square kilometres and is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It also offers numerous sights and attractions such as The Plaza de la Constitución, Palacio Nacional (National Palace), Templo Mayor (Great Temple), Palacio de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts Palace), Museo Nacional de Antropologia (National Anthropology museum), Xochimilco, Museo Frida Kahlo, Teotihuacan and the Basilica de Guadalupe.
The main airport serving Mexico City is the Benito Juarez International Airport which is located around 5 kilometres east of Downtown Mexico City. It is the busiest airport in Mexico and serves nearly 100,000 passengers across 100 countries each day.
Mexico City is home to a few Halal restaurants run by Muslim owners. A few of the Halal restaurants in Mexico City include La Casbah and Tandoor restaurants. La Casbah serves a delightful range of Algerian and Moroccan Halal cuisine while Tandoor specialises in scrumptious Pakistani and South Asian fare.
A few mosques in Mexico City are available for Muslim travellers. Three of the main mosques in Mexico City are the Centro Educativo de la Comunidad Musulmana, Al Markaz as-Salafi al-Mexik and the Centro Islamico Ahlul Bayt de Mexico. Each mosque offers all prayers including formal jum'a and can be visited by Muslim travellers during prayer times.