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  1. 1. 1B3 Mr McGowan ME X ICO .. . ..
  2. 2. Mexico <ul><li>Mexico City </li></ul><ul><li>Other Major Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul><ul><li>Main Products </li></ul><ul><li>Flag </li></ul><ul><li>Religions </li></ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul>
  3. 3. People <ul><li>Octavio Paz </li></ul><ul><li>Born on March 31, 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Octavio Paz was a Mexican writer, poet and diplomat. </li></ul><ul><li>Brought up by his mother, his aunt and his paternal grandfather </li></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>Mexico is a country in North America and the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. It also has the largest number of Native American language speakers on the continent (the majority speaking Nahuatl, Mayan, Mixtec and Zapotec). For thousands of years, what is now known as Mexico was a land of hunter-gatherers. Around 9,000 years ago, ancient Amerindians domesticated corn and initiated an agricultural revolution, leading to the formation of many complex civilizations. These civilizations revolved around cities with writing, monumental architecture, astronomical studies, mathematics, and militaries. After 4,000 years, these civilizations were destroyed with the arrival of the Spaniards in 1519. For three centuries, Mexico was colonized by Spain, during which time the majority of its indigenous population died off. </li></ul>
  5. 5. sports <ul><li>charreada is one of the national sports of Mexico, it consists of a series of Mexican equestrian events. The most notable event is the charreada a style of rodeo developed by the people of Mexico who were interested in keeping the traditions of the charro alive. A charro is a term referring to a traditional horseman or a cowboy of Mexico, originating in the state of Jalis. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Wildlife <ul><li>A driving force in the preservation of the island is the Sanibel-capitave Conservation Foundation which was founded in 1967 with a mission to &quot;preserve natural resources and wildlife habitat on and around the islands of Sanibel and Captiva.1300 acres of land on Sanibel are under the supervision of the Foundation; included in this land there is a &quot;Marine Laboratory which actively conducts research in areas including seagrass,mangroves, harmful algal blooms, fish populations and shellfish restoration. </li></ul>The biggest wildlife refuge on the island is the J.N Ding Darling national wildlife, around a million visitors a year come here making it one of the most visited refuges in the United States. Covering more than 5,200 acres of land, the refuge strives to ensure that these lands are &quot;preserved, restored and maintained as a haven for indigenous and migratory wildlife as part of a nation-wide network of Refuges administered by the U.S.
  7. 7. Terrain <ul><li>&quot;The average annual temperature varies from 12 to 16 °C (53 to 60 °F) depending on the altitude of the borough. Lowest temperatures, usually registered during January and February may reach -2 to -5 °C usually accompanied by snow showers on the southern regions of Ajusco, and the maximum temperatures of late spring and summer may reach up to 32 °C. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Landmarks <ul><li>In Mexico you will find some of the finest architecture on Earth. Fascinating cathedrals, basilicas, palaces, churches and even haciendas exude the splendor of a bygone age and are every bit as beautiful as those found in Europe. In fact many of the towns and cities that the Spanish conquistadors built in the 16th century look like they could have been transported directly form Spain. The first cities followed a design mapped out by Spanish King Charles V: a rectangular shape with a main square in the centre where the church would be located. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Famous Person. <ul><li>Pancho Villa </li></ul><ul><li>Pancho Villa was born in 1876 in Durango . His real name was Doroteo Arango, but he adopted the name of his dearest friend Pancho Villa ,when he was murdered. He took his friends name and promised to make people remember him & his name forever. He entered the group of famous Mexican people when he was sixteen. He was running from the federal troops for 22 years. He murdered several landowners, and thus he gained the respect and admiration of the workers. His name became so famous that he was blamed for every major crime that was committed. He was known as the friend of the poor, because of his robin hood-like actions in favour of the oppressed farmers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thanks for listening to our presentation on MEXICO  ..