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Cultural Information October 2, 2009

Here you will find cultural information about Mexico!


Population: 101,000,000

Official Name: Estados Unidos Méxicanos

Capital City: Mexico City

People: Mexican

Official Language: Spanish

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Latin American Spanish, 62 indigenous languages, and English

Government: Federal Republic
Religion: 90% Roman Catholic, 6% Protestant, 4% other

Independence: 16 September 1810 (From Spain)

National Holidays:
Mexican Independence Day, September 16: the day that Miguel Hidalgo delivered El Grito de Dolores, and announced the Mexican revolt against Spanish rule.
-Flag Day, February 24: honouring the Mexican Flag
-Primero de Mayo: May 1: equivalent to the U.S. Labor Day
-Cinco de Mayo: May 5: honoring the Mexican victory over the French army at Puebla de los Angeles in 1862.

Official Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)

Latitude/Longitude: 19.2ºN, 99.1ºW

Highest Point: Volcan Pico de Orizaba 5,700 M

Bordering Body of Water – lies between the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico

Country Dialing Code: 52

Major Industries: Food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, tourism


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