This article will inform you of the 10 amazing facts about Mexico. Mexico located near to the United States of America (USA), in the southern portion of North America. The size of area 1,972,550 square kilometres. Mexico categorised as the 13th largest country in the world. Here are the other pieces of information about Mexico.
Facts 1: The Origin Word of Mexico
Mexico is the heartland of the Aztec Empire. The people surround being known as the Mexica. In the colonial era, Mexico was named New Spain, this central region became the Intendency of Mexico, during the eighteenth-century reorganization of the empire of Bourbon Reforms. In 1836 based on the constitutional law, the official name of the country is being the Mexican Republic.
Facts 2 : Indigenous Civilisation of Mexico
Mexico is the site of the domestication of maize, tomato, and beans that produced an agricultural surplus. Maize cultivation and cultural traits such as a mythological and religious complex, and a vigesimal numeric system, were diffused from the Mexican cultures to the rest of the Mesoamerican culture area.
During the early post-classic era, central Mexico dominated by the Toltec culture, Oaxaca by the Mixtec, and the lowland Maya area had important centres at Chichen Itza and Mayapan.
The hegemonic nature of the Aztec empire was demonstrated by the restoration of local rulers to their former position after their city-state was conquered.
Facts 3 : Conquest of the Aztec Empire
The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire began in February 1519. When the Spaniards arrived, the ruler of the Aztec empire was Moctezuma II, who after a delay allowed the Spanish to proceed inland to Tenochtitlan. |Then, in 1535, the territory became a part of the Spanish Empire under the name of New Spain.
Facts 4 : Viceroyalty of New Spain (1521-1821)
The Kingdom of New Spain was created from the remnants of the Aztec empire. There are two pillars of Spanish rule were the state and the Roman Catholic Church, both under the authority of the Spanish crown.
Facts 5 : War of Independence
The loyalist revolt against the ruling junta was declared by priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, in the small town of Dolores, Guanajuato. Then, the event known as the Cry of Dolores is commemorated each year, on September 16, as Mexico’s independence day.
Facts 6 : Mexican Empire
After thirty-five year of independence, Mexico was marked by political instability and the changing form of the Mexican State, from a monarchy to a federated republic.
Facts 7 : Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution was a decade-long transformational conflict in Mexico. During the revolution, the Taft administration supported the Huerta coup against Madero, but when Woodrow Wilson was inaugurated as president in March 1913, it refused to recognize Huerta’s regime and allowed arms sales to the Constitutionalists.
Facts 8 : Geography
Mexico is located in the southern portion of North America. Almost all of the state lies in the North American Plate.
Facts 9 : Climate
This country located in the tropical zone.
Facts 10 : Biodiversity
Amazingly, Mexico is in the fourth rank in the world in biodiversity.
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