Flag of Mexico (GIF)



The flag of Mexico (Spanish: Bandera de México) is a tricolor flag consisting of three green, white, and red vertical bands with a national coat of arms in the middle of the white band. The green color symbolizes independence; the white color symbolizes the Roman Catholic religion; and the red color symbolizes union—the "Three Guarantees" of Iguala. Also, red, white, and green are the colors of the national liberation army in Mexico. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 4:7, and the current version of the flag was adopted on September 16, 1968.

The national coat of arms, based on the symbol of the ancient Aztec Empire, features an eagle with a snake in its beak, standing on a cactus growing from rocks in the middle of the water.

The Mexico flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Mexico, officially known as the US Mexican States, is a federal republic in the south of North America. Its capital is Mexico City, and its population is about 126,578,000.


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Mexico City (pop. 21,000,000)
Other major cities:Guadalajara (4,887,000)
Monterrey (4,690,000)
Languages:Spanish
Region:Central America
Ethnic groups:62% Mestizo
7% Amerindian
31% Other
Religion:83% Catholic
7% Protestant
2% Other Christian
5% Non-religious
0.2% Other
3% Unspecified
Demonym:Mexican
Area:1,972,550 km²
(761,610 sq mi)
Population:126,578,000
Currency:Peso


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Mexico (Spanish: Bandera y escudo de armas de México), GIF

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