México México D.F.

The capital of México is México D.F.

México D.F. and the Palace Of Fine Arts

The Palacio de Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts) is a famous cultural center in Mexico City. It has hosted some of the most important events in music, dance, theatre, opera and literature and has held important exhibitions of painting, sculpture and photography.

Mexicans usually wear typical American clothes.

A typical cultural outfit for women includes a skirt, a sleeveless tunic called a “huipil,” a closed shoulder cape called a “quechquémitl” and a kind of shawl called a “rebozo.”

Huipil, quechquémitl, and a rebozo

The traditional clothing style for men is more European-influenced. Both the trousers and shirts worn by men were in the European style, but men often wore a cape called a "sarape."

Sarape

The climate in México is very hot and humid. It is usually sunny. If you want to compare the seasons of México to the US, instead of spring, summer, autumn and winter, most of Mexico has only two seasons: wet and dry.

The green stripe on the flag represents hope. The white stripe represents purity and the red stripe represents the color of blood for those who have died fighting for México's independence.

According to tradition, the Aztecs were a tribe in northern Mexico who followed a prophecy. They said that they should make their home where they saw an eagle perched on a cactus while eating a snake. They wandered until they came to a lake in central Mexico, where they saw the eagle and founded the city of Tenochtitlán

Tamales and posole are very popular foods in México.

Posole and tamales

The population of México is about 124,925,709 people. The ethnicity groups of México are the Mestizos, Amerindian/Native Americans, White (European) Mexicans, Black Mexicans, and Arab or Levantine Mexicans.

The money in México is called a peso. An American dollar is worth 18.75 pesos.

The economy in México is not very good. The economy of Mexico is the 15th largest in the world in nominal terms and the 11th largest by purchasing power parity.

Mexico's government is a federal government and they have a president. The president's name is Enrique Peña Nieto.

The Olmecs were the first known in society in Mexico. Mexico got their independence from Spain in 1821.

The main languages in México are Spanish, Nahuatl, Yucatec Maya, and Mixtec.

The three main religions in Mexico are Roman Catholic, Protestants, and Jehovah's Witness.

Map of México.

México is usually always hot. In the winter time it is usually 68 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit. In the summer time it is usually around 82 degrees Fahrenheit.

Appropriate slang words from México.

¿Qué Huele? — What’s up?

Aguas — Watch out!

Chido — cool

Qué padre — That’s tight

Güey — Dude

Mande — What did you say? / Pardon me

¡Chale! — Give me a break!

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Created with images by darrellperry - "sombrero hat mariachi" • rodro - "bellas artes building mexico" • martenh - "tamales mexico food"

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