Flag of Mexico

Flag of Mexico

The Mexican tricolor consists of green, white and red vertical stripe. In the middle of the white stripe, there is a national emblem depicting an eagle clutching a snake in its talons and beak. Under this scene, an oak and laurel branches tied with a ribbon in the colors of the tricolor are portrayed. According to Aztec legend, the Indian people were instructed by god Huitzilopochtli to settle down in place where they would see this scene. It happened on an island in lake Texcoco, where they settled and founded the city of Tenochtitlan (in the area of today's capital). The symbolism of colors is as follows: green stands for independence, white for chastity and purity of religion, and red refers to blood union of local ethnic groups - the blood of Spanish, Indian and bi-racial.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Belize Belize Belmopan 349,728 22,966 km2
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala City 15,806,675 108,889 km2
Flag of United States The United States Washington, District of Columbia 317,706,000 9,629,090 km2

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Main information

Country
Mexico
Capital city
Mexico City
Population
119,713,203 (2014)
Total area
1,958,200 km2
Formation
16. 9. 1810
Highest point
Pico de Orizaba (5,636 m)
GDP
$ 15,363 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
mexican peso (MXN)
Code
MX (MEX)
Calling code
+52
Internet TLD
.mx

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By continents
North America

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Mexiko (Ciudad de México)
English
Mexico (Mexico City)
German
Mexiko (Mexiko-Stadt)
French
Mexique (Mexico)
Italian
Messico (Città del Messico)
Spanish
México (Ciudad de México)
Russian
Мексика (Мехико)
Slovak
Mexiko (Mexiko)
Polish
Meksyk (Meksyk)
Portuguese
México (Cidade do México)
Chinese
墨西哥 (墨西哥城)
Japanese
メキシコ (メキシコシティ)
Turkish
Meksika (Meksiko)
Norwegian
Mexico (Mexico by)
Swedish
Mexiko (Mexico City)
Hungarian
Mexikó (Mexikóváros)
Dutch
Mexico (Mexico-Stad)
Danish
Mexico (Mexico City)
Finnish
Meksiko (México)
Hebrew
מקסיקו (מקסיקו סיטי)

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