Essay about Mexico : The United States

1426 Words May 6th, 2015 6 Pages
Mexico is a nation found in North America, sharing a northern border with the United States and a southern one with Belize and Guatemala. To the west lies the Pacific Ocean and to the east is the Gulf of Mexico. The country is part of the Northern and Western Hemispheres. As a federal republic, it is also officially known as the United Mexican States much like the United States of America. As a one of the largest nations in the world, Mexico is almost three times the size of Texas; its area measures about 1,943,950 square kilometers. The country has various types of terrain, including high mountains from east to west, many kilometers of desert, to the plateau that makes up the center of the country, and lastly, low coastal plains. The nation also has a variety of ecosystems such as areas of desert, alpine tundra and tropical forest. There were several tribes that occupied the land that is Mexico today, including but not limited to the Olmec, Mayans, and Aztecs. Although there are numerous tribes, these remain the most prominent. Before the people from Mexico became known as Mexicans, their main indigenous group had an Aztec Empire which was extremely great and powerful. The Aztecs were the Native American people who referred to themselves as the Mexicá or Tenochca. This group had a god known as Huitzilopochtli, who gave the people a sign to let them know they had found the best area to settle in order to be prosperous, which is what they found on the…

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