Mexico

By: Maggie Borota

Mexico's Elevation Level Map

Culture

Day of the Dead is a holiday they celebrate in Mexico to remember and honor dead ancestors. It begins on November 1st and ends on November 2nd. On day of the dead families usually go to cemeteries and fix up the graves of their decease relatives.


The official language of Mexico is Spanish. Most speak Spanish because of the Spanish influence in colonial times. It's not only Mexico's official language, but belongs to 21 different countries. Today around 80% of Mexico speaks spanish.

Agriculture

Agriculture is a key part to the Mexican economy, but they only have just 12% of land they can farm on so most farmers practice slash and burn agriculture. Slash and burn agriculture is the practice of burning forest in order to clear land for planting. Some of Mexico's crops include corn, sugarcane, chili peppers, and avocados.

Climate

There are many different weather climates in Mexico. It starts with snow capped mountains all the way into warm, sunny beaches. It's more colder areas are places like the Mexico Plateau and the warmer places are located in southern Mexico around the Yucatan Peninsula.

Landforms

The Rio Bravo is one of Mexico's few major rivers. It is located on the boarder of the US and Mexico. In the US we call it the Rio Grande and the river is 1,896 miles in length.


Popocatépetl is an active volcano on the border of the states of México and Puebla, central Mexico. The last eruption recorded was in 2013, although one of it's major eruptions happened in 1947. The volcanoes elevation is 17,802'.