MEXICO

by: nate heh

Capital

Mexico City is the capital of Mexico.

GEOGRAPHY

Active volcano's

mount el chichon

mount volcan de colima

mount nevado de toluca


Mexico is bordered by the United States to the north and Belize and Guatemala to the southeast. Mexico is about one-fifth the size of the United States. Baja California in the west is an 800-mile (1,287-km) peninsula that forms the Gulf of California.

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major cities

Name Population

1 Mexico City , Mexico City 12,294,193

2 Iztapalapa , Mexico City 1,820,888

3 Ecatepec de Morelos , México 1,806,226

4 Guadalajara , Jalisco 1,640,589

economy


    Mexico/Currencey

    Mexican peso

1 Mexican Peso equals

0.058 US Dollar

language

As many as 100 Native American languagesare still spoken in Mexico, but no single alternative language prevails. Eighty percent of those Mexicans who speak an indigenous language also speak Spanish. The most important of the Native American languagesis Nahuatl.

Food

Mexican cuisine is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish, elements added after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire in the 16th century. The basic staples are native foods, such as corn, beans andchili peppers.
Mexican Mariachi Music

Seasons

large cities and resorts.
Mexico's Seasons: Dry and Wet. Mexico has two major seasons each year, dry and wet, and does not have a four-season cycle of spring,summer, fall, and winter. The dry season lasts from October through April, and the wet season lasts from May through September.

sports

Sport in Mexico. The most popular sport in Mexico is association football, followed byboxing. Charrería is Mexico's national sport,baseball the most popular sport in the northwest and southeast regions, basketballand bullfighting are also highly popular and appreciated.
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religion



    Roman Catholicism




    Mexico - Religion. Roman Catholicism is the main religion in Mexico; 88 percent of the population five years of age and older identified themselves as Roman Catholic in the 2000 census. Protestants and Evangelicals were the second largest religious group, accounting for approximately 5 percent of the population.


History


Nahuatl (Nāhuatlācah [naːwaˈt͡ɬaːkaʔ]) 2,445,9691,659,029

(Yucatec) Maya (Maya'wiinik) 1,475,575892,723

Zapotec (Binizaa 777,253505,992

Mixtec (Tu'un savi) 726,601510,801


Beginning with the 1492 arrival of Christopher Columbus and continuing for over three centuries, theSpanish Empire would expand across half of South America, most of Central America and the Caribbean Islands, and much of North America (including present day Mexico, Florida and the Southwestern and Pacific Coastal


In the early 19th century, Napoleon's occupation of Spain led to the outbreak of revolts all across Spanish America. On September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, launched the Mexican War of Independence with the issuing of his Grito de Dolores, or “Cry of Delores.”

indigidous group

Indigenous peoples of Mexico (Spanish: pueblos indígenas de México), Native Mexicans (Spanish: nativos mexicanos), orMexican Indians (Spanish: indios mexicanos) are those who are part of communities that trace their roots back to populations and communities that existed in what is now Mexico prior to the arrival of Europeans.

According to the (Comisión Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas, or CDI in Spanish) and the (official census institute), there are 25,694,928 indigenous people in Mexico,of many different ethnic groups, which constitute 21.5% of Mexico's population.

natural resources

The availability of zinc as a natural resource in Mexico has allowed the country to profit from steel production. As with lead, silver, and copper,zinc is most often found in the arid northern and central states. Most of Mexico's zinc is mined in the states of Chihuahua and Zacatecas.

exploration

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Mexico totaled $18.1 billion in 2013, the 3rd largest U.S. Ag export market. Leading categories include: corn ($1.8 billion), soybeans ($1.5 billion), dairy products ($1.4 billion), pork and pork products ($1.2 billion), and poultry meat (excluding eggs) ($1.2 billion).

Goverment

The Politics of Mexico take place in a framework of a federal presidential representative democratic republic whose government is based on a congressional systemwhereby the president of mexico is both head of state and head of geverment, and of a multi party system. The federal goverment represents the U.M.S (united states of mexico)and is divided into three branches: executive, legislative and judicial, as established by the political constittution of U.M.S, published in 1917. The constituite of state of the federation must also have a republican form of government based on a congressional system as established by their respective constitutions.

Touristic places


Mexico is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations with over 20 million foreign visitors a year. Famous for its tequila, the Aztecs and the Mayas, Salma Hayek, Day of the Dead, drug wars, Lucha libre, Corona beer and the beach resorts on the Pacific and Caribbean side, Mexico can offer something for every sort of traveler. A list of the most amazing tourist attractions in Mexico: