MEXICO By: Kelsey Kirkpatrick
Independence movement Purity of catholic faith The blood of the national heroes The emblem on the flag symbolizes the Aztec heritage. This flag was created in 1821 when the Independence movement had ended victoriously.
GOVERNMENT Mexico's government is federal republic.
POPULATION Mexicos population was estimated to be 113,724,226.
CAPITAL CITY The capital city of Mexico is Mexico city.
AVERAGEINCOME The average income for a Mexican household is one quarter of an American household income: Mexico’s Average Income: 7,300 U.S. Average Income: 27,756
Industries Main industries in Mexico can be divided into three groups: the service sector, the industrial sector and the agricultural sector. The service sector covers 70 %, the industrial sector covers 25% , and the agriculture sector covers 3% of the Mexican economy.
NATURAL RESOURCES • Minerals • Fishing • Agriculture • Forestry
Religion About 88% of the Mexican population is associated with the Roman Catholic Church and about 6% are Protestant. Christian denominations represented include Presbyterians, Jehovah's Witnesses, Seventh-Day Adventists, Mormons, Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists, and Anglicans. There are small Greek and Russian Orthodox communities there is also small numbers of Jews, Buddhists, and Muslims.
HOLIDAYS AND FESTIVALS • Cinco de Mayo is celebrated on may 5th on this day they celebrate when Mexico defeated the French army. They celebrate their independence and freedom. • El Grito de Independencia is celebrated on September 16th celebrating Mexico's independence. • Los Dias de Los Muertos is celebrated on November 1st and 2nd this holiday is honoring the spirit of family ancestors. • Las Posadas is celebrated on December 16th-25th this holiday is to remember the long journey of Mary and Joseph.