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MEXICO IN THE WORLD

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MEXICO LANGUAGE 97% Speak Spanish 97% Speak Spanish 7.1% speak indigenous languages 7.1% speak indigenous languages 1.2% dont speak Spanish 1.2% dont speak Spanish The law has granted more than 60 languages the status of national languages. Mexico has the largest Spanish speaking population in the world with more than twice as many as the second largest Spanish speaking county. It also has the largest number of Native American language speakers on the continent. MEXICO IN THE WORLD LOCATION/GEOGRAPHY 23 N 102 W 23 N 102 W total: 1,972,550 sq km land: 1,923,040 sq km water: 49,510 sq km total: 1,972,550 sq km land: 1,923,040 sq km water: 49,510 sq km Capital: Mexico city Capital: Mexico city Land sharing: Land sharing: Belize 250 km, Guatemala 962 km, US 3,141 km Belize 250 km, Guatemala 962 km, US 3,141 km Mexico is the worlds 14 th largest country. Mexico is commonly not considered a Central American country. Its in north America CLIMATE/WEATHER South: 24C ~ 28C South: 24C ~ 28C North: 20C ~ 24C North: 20C ~ 24C Above 2,000m: 16C ~ 18C Above 2,000m: 16C ~ 18C The climate of Mexico varies according to altitude. Most of Mexico experiences a defined rainy season during the summer months GOVERNMENT federal republic federal republic 31 states 31 states The United Mexican States are a federal presidential representative democratic republic whose government is based on a congressional system. CULTURE ReligionMusicArtHolidaysSportFood RELIGION 95% Catholic 95% Catholic The Spanish arrival and colonization brought Roman Catholicism to the country and became the main religion of Mexico. Its the second largest Catholic nation in the world MUSIC The foundation of the music of Mexico comes from its indigenous sounds and heritage drums flutes sea shells Voices guitar ART Mexico is known worldwide for its folk art traditions, mostly derived from a combination of the indigenous and Spanish crafts. Folk art HOLIDAYS Senama Santa Senama Santa Cinco de mayo Cinco de mayo Day of the Dead Day of the Dead During the festivals, the people pray and burn candles to honor their saints in churches decorated with flowers and colorful utensils. SPORTS Bullfighting Soccer Baseball Football Soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico, however, boxing, baseball, long distance races, and, more recently, golf are also popular. FOOD Tacos Tacos Burritos Burritos Gorditas Gorditas Tamales Tamales Tortillas, vegetables, beef Tortillas, vegetables, beef Mexican food is a style of food that originated in Mexico. Mexican cuisine is known for its intense and varied flavors, colorful decoration, and variety of spices. MEXICO TIMELINE 15,000 B.C. the first Native American inhabitants arrive in Mexico B.C. the cultivation of corn is perfected B.C. -- villages and towns appear in central Mexico ~ 200 B.C. Olmec civilization flourishes in the Gulf Coast region of Mexico. A.D. 200 ~ Teotihuacn civilization flourishes in the valley of Mexico. 300 ~ 900 Mayan civilization 1250 ~ 1520 the Aztecs rule most of Mexico ~ 1810 ruled by Spain New Spain 1810 revolted against the Spain 1821 won its independence. 1836 lost texas 1846 ~ 1848 Mexican war the French invade Mexico to make Archduke Maximilian of Austria its emperor ~ Porfirio Daz rules Mexico ~1911 Francisco Madero against the Daz 1911 Madero elected president Madero killed by General Victoriano Huerta General Victoriano Carranza became president ~ 50 Carranza returns to rule but battles the forces of Villa and Zaapta 1919 the forces of Carranza assassinated Zapata 1920 revolution ends

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