by jazmine garcia

mexico flag

  1. Mexican flag is full of national symbolism. The green strip represents the Independence Movement. The white stripe represents the purity of the Catholic faith. The red stripe represents the Spaniards that joined in the quest for Independence and the blood of the national heroes.

interesting facts about mexico

  • The official name of Mexico is Estados Únidos Mexicanos
  • Mexico is the 14th largest country in the world by total area
  • The first printing press in North America was used in Mexico City in 1539

about mexico Chihuahua

  • The Chihuahua is the world’s smallest dog and is named for a Mexican state.

why did they but a eagle on the mexico flag

The coat of arms is derived from an Aztec legend that their gods told them to build a city where they spot an eagle on a nopal eating a serpent, which is now Mexico City. The current national flag is also used as the Mexican naval ensign by ships registered in Mexico.