Mexico Essay

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Mexico is a country located between located between the United States and Central America. It is the 14th largest nation in the world. Mexico is a land of extremes, it has high mountains, terrains and deep canyons in the center of the country, beautiful beaches along its Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. rivers in Mexico include Rio Grande In north and Usumacinta on its northern and southern borders with Grijalva, Balsas, Panuco and Yaqui in the interior. Mexico has extensive coastlines, covering 9,500 kilometers (5903 miles). In Mexico the altitude determines the temperature, it ranges from 15 to 49 Celsius. Mexico City has the most museums in the world.
Mayas and Aztecs were the indigenous people of Mexico before Spanish rivals arrived in 1519 and took control. The conquerors imposed Spanish government and the Roman Catholic religion on the indigenous peoples of Mexico. Thousands of spaniards immigrated to Mexico and gradually took control over the country’s wealth, land and labor of the country.The indigenous population was devastated which dropped the population from 25 million in 1519 to 2.5 million in 1600. The Spanish ruled Mexico for 300 years from 1519- 1821.
Mexico won it’s independence in 1821 and September 16 is now their national independence day. However, Even after the independence a spanish elite continued to
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The main industries in Mexico are for food and beverages, tobacco, chemicals, iron and steel, petroleum, mining, textiles, clothing, motor vehicles, consumer durables. Mexico has many natural resources including silver, copper, salt, fluorspar, iron, manganese, sulfur, phosphate, zinc, tungsten, molybdenum, mercury, gold, and petroleum. Petroleum is the most valuable mineral resource found in Mexico. It is mostly discovered along the gulf coast or in the Gulf of Mexico. Mexico is the eleventh largest oil producer in the

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