Mexico Essay | Student Essay

James Michener
This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of Mexico.
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Mexico

Summary: A basic overview of the country of Mexico, including geography, climate, environmental concerns, population, history, and transportation.
Mexico

Mexico is located in the middle of America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the gulf of Mexico between Belize and the US and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the US. The total area equals to 1,972,550 sq km; land taking up 1,923040 sq km and water taking up 49,510 sq km. Comparative to Texas, Mexico is around 3 times bigger.

Mexico has a climate that varies from tropical to desert with it terrain being high, rugged mountains and low coastal plains. Mexico's lowest point is Laguna Salada that is -10m and its highest point is volcan Pico de Orizaba that is 5,700m. Mexico's main land resources are petroleum, silver, copper, gold, lead, zinc, natural gas, and timber.

Mexico, like all other place sin the world, has natural hazards. Their natural hazards are tsunamis along the pacific coast, volcanoes and destructive earthquakes in the centre and south, and hurricanes on the pacific, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean coasts.

All countries go through environmental issues. Mexico has scarcity of hazardous waste disposal facilities, rural to urban migration. Natural fresh water resources scarce and polluted in north, inaccessible and poor quality in center and extreme southeast. Raw sewage and industrial effluents polluting rivers in urban areas; deforestation; widespread erosion; desertification; deteriorating agricultural lands. Serious air and water pollution in the national capital and urban centers along US-Mexico border and land subsidence in Valley of Mexico caused by groundwater depletion.

Mexico consists of 106,202,903 people. 31.1% being 0-14years old; 63.3% being 15-64years old and 5.6% being 65+. Their nationality is Mexican. The religions in Mexico are Roman Catholic (89%), Protestant (6%) and other (5%). The main language is Spanish and other regional indigenous languages.

Mexico gained itself independence on 16 September 1810, making their national holiday being that date. The Mexican flag would be described as having three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red; the coat of arms (an eagle perched on a cactus with a snake in its beak) is centered in the white band.

The Mexicans, like everyone else, have a transportation system. They have a total of 17,634km of railways; a total of 329,532km of highways, 108,087km being paved and 221,445km unpaved; and 2,900km of waterways.

Mexico is made up of 233 paved airports, 1,600 unpaved airports and 2 heliports.

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