Photographer's Note

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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