Mexico flag information
Description flag of Mexico
three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white and red; the coat of arms (an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus) is centered in the white band
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Official country name
United Mexican States
Estados Unidos Mexicanos (long)
Mexican(s) (noun) Mexico (adjective)
Spanish only 92.7%, Spanish and indigenous languages 5.7%, indigenous only 0.8%, unspecified 0.8%
indigenous languages include various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional languages (2005)
Mexico (Distrito Federal)
109,955,400 ranked 13, (data 2008)
strategic location on southern border of US; corn (maize), one of the world's major grain crops, is thought to have originated in Mexico. The lowest point is Laguna Salada -10 m.
Coastline 9,330 km.
4,353km, Belize 250 km, Guatemala 962 km, US 3,141 km.
31 states (estados, singular - estado) and 1 federal district* (distrito federal); Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Colima, Distrito Federal*, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan de Ocampo, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro de Arteaga, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz-Llave, Yucatan, Zacatecas
16 September 1810 (declared); 27 September 1821 (recognized by Spain)