The colors of the Mexican flag represent: green: hope, the white: purity, peace and the unit, and red : the blood of the national heroes.
The central shield of arms is inspired by a legend that prophesied that the Aztec town would be guided by Huitzilopochtli towards a place where an eagle would descend on a cactus to devour a serpent.
The signal appeared after years of peregrination in an island of the Texcoco Lake, and the new home was called Mexico-Tenochtitlan ("in the navel of the Moon, place of the cactus").
There a city was based on 1325 AC, in which today it is downtown of Mexico.
México, Official Name: The Mexican United States
Capital: City of Mexico
Surface 1.964.382 km²
Population 104.959.590 (2004)
Language: Spanish (official), several dialects indigenes
Form of government: Federal Republic
Date of independence:16 of September of 1821 (of Spain)
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InasiaJones (31442) 2006-06-11 19:03
I guess you have posted his flag because mexican team have won their first match of football against Iran... Good idea!
I like the movement and bright colours of your photo.
bullybeef53 (3363) 2006-06-11 19:19
Nice colors and movement against a blue sky . I also like the angle.
PS congratulations on the soccer victory today . It was a great game .
- Copyright: Beatriz Prieto (bettyprieto) (139)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-03-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/11, 1/340 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): - Flags of the World - [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-11 18:21