Welcome to Mexico!

Mexico is officially Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States). It borders the USA to the north and Guatemala and Belize to the south. The border between Mexico and the USA is the 2nd longest border in the world (about 2,000 miles long).

Mexico has the world's largest Spanish speaking population and is also the 2nd most populous country in North America.

Facts

Climate: Varies from arid to tropical

Population: 129 million people

Capital: Mexico City

Government: Democracy, Republic

Regions: 31 states and Mexico City (capital)

Languages: Spanish

Religion: Christians

Literacy: 95% can read and write

Currency: Peso

Economy: Producer of grain corn, avocado, and sugarcane

National Anthem: "Himno Nacional Mexicano" (Mexican National Anthem) 

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History

  • 1400 BCE - Olme civilization begins
  • 1000 BCE - Mayan civilization begins
  • 100 BCE - Mayans builds first pyramids
  • 1200 - Aztec arrives
  • 1519 - Spain's Cortez sails from Havana to Mexico
  • 1520 - Montezuma dies, Cortez lays siege to Aztec capital
  • 1813 - Declares independence from Spain
  • 1821 - Wins independence
  • 1835 - Texas rebells & declares independence
  • 1846 - 1848 - Mexican-American War
  • 1847 - U.S. occupies Mexico City (gains TX, CA, NM, AZ, UT, and NV)
  • 1861 - 1867 - French invades Mexico
  • 1910 - 1920 - Revolutionary period

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