10 Fun Facts about Mexico City

Post On: April 29, 2020
By: Andi
In: Cities

10 fun facts about Mexico City is the article that informs you of the less-known information about the capital of Mexico. Let’s read the pieces of information about Mexico City.

Facts 1 : General Information

Mexico city founded on 13 March 1325 or about 698 years ago by Tenoch. Claudia Sheinbaum is the major of the city and Marti Batres is one of the senators. The area of capital lies on 1,483 Km2.

Facts 2 : The Aztec Period

The Aztec empire had reached much of Mesoamerica, touching both the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean when the Spaniard arrived.

Mexico City

Facts about Mexico City 3: Spanish Conquest

After the Spanish landed in Veracruz on 8 November 1519, Hernan Cortez explored the area with the aid indigenous. The Spaniards practically razed Tenochtitlan during the final siege of the conquest.

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Facts 4 : Rebuilding

Cortes decided to rebuild the Aztec site to erase all traces of the old order. Although the Spanish preserved Tenochtitlan’s basic layout, they built Catholic churches over the old Aztec temples and claimed the imperial palaces for themselves.

Facts 5 : Growth of Colonial Mexico City

In the colonial era, Mexico city became the capital of New Spain. The rebuilding of the city after the siege of Tenochtitlan was finished by the abundant indigenous labour in the surrounding area.

Facts 6 : The Battle of Mexico City in the U.S.-Mexican War of 1847

The Battle for Mexico City was the series of engagements from 8 to 15 September 1847, in the general vicinity of Mexico City during the U.S Mexican War.

Mexico City Coat of Arms

Facts 7 : Mexico City in the Porfirian Era

The French Intervention and the Reform War left city relatively untouched and it continued to grow, especially during the rule president Porfirio Diaz. During the Porfirian era, the city developed a modern infrastructure, such as roads, schools, transportation systems and communication systems. It can be concluded that in the Porfirian era, the city experienced a massive transformation. The architecture of the country influenced by Paris.

Facts 8 : Geography

The city is located in the valley of Mexico, also called the Basin of Mexico. The valley lies on in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in the high plateaus of south-central Mexico.

Facts 9 : Climate

Mexico city is a subtropical highland climate, it is because of its tropical location yet high elevation.

Mexico City Location

Facts 10 : Environment

Most of the valley lay beneath the waters of lake Texcoco, a system of interconnected salt and freshwater lakes.  The dikes built by the Aztecs. Unfortunately, the dikes was broken during the siege of Tenochtitlan. The Architects, Teodoro Gonzales de Leon and Alberto Kalach along with a group of Mexican urbanist, engineers and biologists have developed the project plan for recovering the city of lakes.

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