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Mexico


Land and People of Mexico
Full Name Estados Unidos Méxicanos
Capital Mexico City
Language Spanish
Currency Mexican Peso
Religion Roman Catholic, Protestant, some other indigenous beliefs
National Anthem "Mexicanos, al grito de Guerra" that can be interpreted as "Mexicans, at the cry of battle".
Places to Visit Cascada de Basaseachi
Transport Airways: Aeroméxico airlines, Mexicana airlines etc between capital cities. Raodways: frequent vuse service and trains are there to travel between major places in Mexico.
Shopping Small wood carvings, Mexican sombreros or straw hats, keychains etc are popular in Mexico and also cheap.
Mexico is located in North America. To the north Mexico shares its border with the United States of America, North Pacific Ocean is to the south and west, and to the east lies the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico covers an area of 2 million square kilometers.

Mexico Map
In America, Mexico ranks 5th in size of area and is ranked 14th in the world. Mexico has a population of 103 million, according to the census in 2006. In terms of population Mexico ranks 11th in the world. Mexico is a country with diverse culture and ethnicity. Many people from Central and South America like Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Cuba and Venezuela have settled in Mexico. “Pluricultural nation” is the word used by the country's constitution to define the cultural diversity. Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. The majority of the Mexican Population comprises of Roman Catholics. The Language primarily spoken is Spanish while English is also used for business and some rare purposes. Mexico also boasts of rich cuisines. The Tropic of Cancer runs through Mexico and divides the country into two separate climactic zones, Temperate and Tropical. Places which fall to the north of the Tropic of Cancer experiences lower temperature in winter and those falling to the south of the tropic do not experience much change in the climate throughout the year.

Free Market Economy is practiced in Mexico and is categorized under "upper-middle income country". The currency of Mexico is Peso.Mexico is a federal republic that comprises 31 states and a Federal District, which is the seat of the federal Mexico Government. The education system in Mexico has developed and improved over the years. Overall literacy rate was 92.2 per cent, according to a survey done in the year 2004, and the literacy rate among the youths is 96 per cent. Education is free and mandatory in the primary and secondary section, which means that education is a must upto 9 years of age.

Where is Mexico
Where is Mexico
Mexico is located in the nothern region of Ameraca. The neighboring countries that share border with mexico are United States in the northern region and Guatemala and Belize in the southern regi.

In the extreme north-west region of Latin America lies this country. Caribbean Sea is there in the boundary of the central america. It also crosses Gulf of Mexico. Mapsofworld also provides Allegiant Air airlines flights reservation online.

Mexico Physical Map
Physical Map of Mexico
The face of Mexico is very beautiful with various categories of low lands and high lands. The land of Mexico is characterized by uplands, tablelands, hilly areas, coastal regions and also deserts or waste lands.

Among the high peaks in the country, Volcan Pico de Orizaba claims the highest altitude. It is almost 5,700 meter high above the sea level. On the other hand Laguna Salada deserves the category lowest point in Mexico. It goes down almost 10bmeters below the sea.

Mexican Flag

Mexican Flag
:The flag of Mexico is very beautiful. It is rectangular in shape. There are three vertical bands of same size. On the hoist side it is green and on the fly side it is red. The middle band is colored in white. In the white band the coat of arms is drawn. The coat of arm features an eagle, which is carrying a snake in its beak and the eagle is sitting on a cactus branch.

The coat of arm is drawn in the mid position of the white band in the flag. The colors of the flag also have some symbolic meanings. Green is a symbol of agriculture and fertility. Red signifies vigor and bloodshed and white is a symbol of peace.

Climate of Mexico
Before you visit Mexico you must gather some information on the country's climatic conditions. Through out the year the coastal regions remain warm and sultry. On the other hand the uplands are comparatively arid. However during the months between December and February the weather becomes very cold.

If you want to avoid the rain-patched weather while traveling, do not visit the country during the months between June and September. In the winter season frequent snowfalls occur through out the country.

Flora And Fauna of Mexico
Flora : The topography of Mexico has various shades in it. The climate of the coastal area differs from that of the mountainous regions. In the coastal regions of the country you will find rain forest. On the other hand the desert regions and the Yucatán Peninsula are known for very sparse vegetation. If you move towards the mountainous location, you will find some species of oaks and conifers.

Fauna : The animal kingdom of the country is also influenced by the climactic conditions. Some of the varieties that can be found in the forests of the country are jaguar, tapir, opossum, puma, armadillo, bear, monkey, deer, and boar. Besides these some venomous snakes and other reptiles can also be found. In the water bodies you will also get to see some species of fishes.

People Of Mexico : Mexico is home for various religions, races, tribes and castes. The total population of the country is almost 101,000,000. Among the various ethnicities there are mestizo or the Amerindian-Spanish people, the Amerindian, white people and some other native inhabitants. The mestizo people cover the major portion of the total population of the country. Most of the people of the country speak Spanish. Some other languages that are spokena are Mayan, Nahuatl etc. Find out more about the Land and People of Mexico.

Art, Culture And Music Of Mexico :
Art : Madonna huichol art and woodcarvings are common in Mexico. Besides these, folk art and handicrafts are also very popular in his country. Amate Paintings, Black Pottery, Colored Straw Painting, Glassy Pottery, Guadalupe, Milagros or Miracle Pins are very famous in the country. In the various areas of Mexico these arts still exists.

Culture : In the presence of the various ethnic groups, Mexico has developed a diverse cultural status. Traditions of the different religions and different castes and tribes have been accepted in the country. Some Spanish colonial customs also have been included in the Mexican culture. So you can well imagine that the culture of Mexico is very rich. Family values and customs and traditional practices are given very much importance in this country. Even during the period of industrialization people of Mexico did not lose their family values.

Music: Music is a strong aspect of Mexican culture. The various forms of music thatare practiced very popularly in the country, are salsa, cumbia, merengue, Mexican Banda and so on.

However the most popular genre of this country is "ranchera". In he new generation in the country the pop music and the rock music have developed. In some of particular place sin the country some folk music forms are also very common. Dancing is also a part of Mexican culture.


Economy Of Mexico :
Mexico is considered as the member of the trillion-dollar category. The economy of the country is highly dominated by the commercial sectors. The agricultural products of the country are corn, soybeans, rice, wheat, cotton, coffee, tomatoes, fruit and so on. The industries that are now in the growing process are tobacco industry, chemical industry, petroleum industry, mining industry, textile industry, tourism industry and some others. A major portion of the country's revenue is earned by the export business. The things that are exported to the foreign countries are oil, fruits, cotton, coffee and some Manufactured products. The nations that participate in the export trade with Mexico are United States, Spain and Canada.