Mexico

By Gloria

Geography

  • The middle of Mexico is located when 23.00 N & 102.00 W

  • The capital of Mexico is Mexico City

  • The total area of Mexico is (1,972,550 sq km 1,225,684 sq miles)

  • Mexico is 3 x the times of Texas

  • Mexico has 31 states

The People

  • Population of Mexico is 104,959,594

  • Average life expectancy is around 75 yrs.

  • 89% Roman Catholic, 6% Protestant

  • 31% 14 yrs. old or less

  • Few ethnic groups

  • Languages are mostly Spanish & Native Indians languages

  • 92% literacy rate

Topography

  • Mountains, low coastal plains, plateaus, and deserts

  • Lowest point: Laguna Salada -10 m (33 ft)

  • Highest point: Volcano Pico de Orizaba - 5,700 m (18,701 ft)

  • 4 major mountains ranges

  • Lowlands along most coasts & Yucatan Peninsula

  • High plateau interior

Climate

  • tropical forest to desert

  • Varied in latitude & longitude

  • Mostly two seasons

  • Low rain in North and interior

  • Abundant rainfall along eastern coast south and Yucatan Peninsula

Weather events

  • Mainly Tsunami, Volcanoes, and Hurricanes

The Mayans:2000 BC-900 AD

  • Mayans lived in rain forest

  • Were best known for astronomy and math

  • They were the first to make hieroglyphic, number system and calendar

  • Were very violent, and mysteriously disappeared around 900 AD.


Rize of the Aztec

  • had own writing

  • have two calendars

  • and did human sacrifices