Mexico


What do you think when you hear Mexico? Is it a positive one or a negative one?

Country

Is called the United Mexican States and is in the Southern part of North America.  Mexico borders the following:

  • North
    • United States
  • West
    • Pacific Ocean
  • South
    • Pacific Ocean
  • South East
    • Guatemala
    • Belize
    • Caribbean Sea
  • East
    • Gulf of Mexico.

Facts

Here are some facts or information about Mexico.

  • Capital
    • Mexico City
  • Official Language
    • Spanish
  • Other languages
    • 68 indigenous languages
  • Religion
    • Roman Catholic
      • 58%
    • No religion
      • 17%
    • Protestant
      • 10%
    • Other
      • 7%
    • Other Christain
      • 5%
    • Prefer not to say
      • 5%
    • Muslim
      • 1%
  • Population
    • 129,875,529
      • As of 2023 estimate
  • GDP
    • $3.277 Billion
      • 2023 estimate+

Spain

Mexico was ruled by Spain from 1519-1821. Spain first found Mexico via the Juan de Grijalva in 1518. For 300 years Mexico was known as the New Spain. Here is the time line of the independence of Mexico.

  • Start of the War for Independence
    • September 16, 1810
  • Declared
    • September 27, 1821
  • Recognized
    • December 28, 1836
  • First Constitution
    • Oct. 4, 1824
  • Second Constitution
    • February 5, 1857
  • Current Constitution
    • February 5, 1917

It took a while for it to kick Spain out of the country after they ruled for 300 years.

Population

Here are 10 of the most populated areas in Mexico

RankNameStatePopulation
1Valley Of MexicoMexico City Hidalgo212804,515
2MonterreyNuevo Leon5,341,171
3GuadalajaraJalisco5,286,642
4Puebla-TiaxcaiaPuebia, Tiaxcla3.199,530
5TolucaState of Mexico2,157,624
6TiguanaBaja California2,157,853
7LeonGuaanajuato1,924,771
8QuereetaroQueretaro1,594,212
9JuarezChihuahua1,512,450
10 La LagunaCoahuila, Durango1,434,283

Other things

Mexico is known for a lot of things, like

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Cruisine
  • Literature
  • Cinema
  • Music and Dance
  • Media
  • Sports

However,  I think they are well known for the drug trade. It is sad, but that is what Mexico is known for nowadays.

I found the above information here

Mexico. (2023, December 12). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico

From <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico>


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