Het land Mexico





The flag of Mexico was officially adopted on November 2, 1821. The basic design is taken from the French Tricolor flag and the red, white and green are the colors of the national liberation army of Mexico. The coat of arms (centered) in the white band is the badge of Mexico City, the country's capital. It's main feature is an eagle, and it is said that an Aztec legend told them to build their new city on the exact spot where they saw an eagle sitting on a cactus, eating a snake.


Country Details

Description: Mexico, the world's most populous Spanish speaking country, was inhabited for centuries by pre-Columbian civilizations, including the Aztec, Olmec, Maya and Toltec, then ruled by the Spanish for 300 years. It finally gained its independence in 1836.

Coastal resort cities like Acapulco, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, the isolated Baja Peninsula, and the massive Mexico City metro, with its culture, food, music and history make Mexico one of the most popular tourist destinations on the planet.

It's a mountainous land, dominated by ranges of the Sierra Madre, and numerous volcanos, some snow-capped. Exceptions include the desert conditions in the northwest, the flat Yucatan Peninsula, and the southeastern rain forests.

Quick Facts and Figures

Official Name United Mexican States

Capital City Mexico City

Languages Spanish, local indian dialects

Official Currency Mexican Peso

Religions Catholic, others

Population 101,457,000

Land Area 1,908,690 sq km (736.945 sq miles), including (31) states and (1) federal district
Highest Point Volcan Pico de Orizaba (5,700 meters)


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