All about mexico priscilla toledanoPresentation Transcript
AllaboutMexico Priscilla Toledano Fulbrightscholar ForeingLanguageTeachingAssistant Program FLTA 2011-2012
Overview Federal constitutional republic in North America Boundaries Extension: over 760, 000 sq mi 5th largest country in America Population: over 112 million The most populous Spanish-speaking country. 31 states and a Federal District
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla TheFather of the Independence (September 15, 1810)
Climate The Tropic of Cancer Many large cities in Mexico are located in the Valley of Mexico (temperature averages from 60.8 to 64.4 °F) and cool nighttime temperatures throughout the year. Cities in the north experience temperatures of 104 °F or more in summer. In the Sonoran Deserttemperatures reach 122 °F or more.
Biodiversity Mexico is one of the 18 megadiverse countries of the world. 1st place in biodiversity in reptiles with 707 known species 2nd place in mammals with 438 species 4th place in flora with 26, 000 species
Tequila Tequila is a spirit made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the western Mexican state of Jalisco.
Economy Dailyminimumwages are set annuallybylaw and determinedbyzone; $5.75 USD in Zone A (Baja California, Federal District, State of Mexico, and largecities), $5.59 USD in Zone B (Sonora, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and Jalisco), and $5.45 USD in Zone C allotherstates.
Culture Family Traditions Food Musicand dance Tourism
Family How important is the family for the Mexicans? What are some of their traditions that keep them so closely knit with each other?
Traditions Day of theDead November 1st and 2nd
Traditions Independence Day (September 16 th)
Traditions Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: NuestraSeñora de Guadalupe), also known as the Virgin of Guadalupe December 12th
Lotería Lotería is a Mexican game of chance, similar to Bingo, but using images on a deck of cards instead of plain numbers on ping pong balls.
Food Gorditas, tacos, tortas, tamales, mole, chiles en nogada, tequila.