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Mexico is about 3 times the size of Texas.
(SSFC, 10/9/05, Par p.27)
Mexico has 31 states and one federal district. These include: Aguascalientes; Baha California; Baha California Sur; Campeche; Chiapas; Chihuahua; Coahuila; Colima; Durango; Guanajuato; Guerrero (Chilpancingo); Hidalgo; Jalisco; Mexico; Michoacan; Morelos (Cuernavaca); Nayarit; Nuevo Leon; Oaxaca; Puebla; Queretaro (Queretaro); Quintana Roo; San Luis Potosi; Sinaloa; Sonora (Hermosillo); Tabasco; Tamaulipas; Tlaxcala; Veracruz; Yucatan; Zacatecas; and the Federal District (Mexico City).
Native Mexican Indian Groups include:
Maya; Tzeltal; Tzotzil
Native Indians in Baha included the Cucapa, Kaliwi, Kumiai and the Pai Pai. The Cochimi were part of the Kumiai.
(SFC, 10/17/98, p.A16)
An Aztec legend states that the hummingbird god told ancient Aztecs to build their city at the spot where they find an eagle eating a snake on a cactus. The site at Lake Texcoco met the re-quirement and there Mexico City was found.
(SFC, 5/17/97, p.E3)
The Aztecs spoke Nahuatl. By 2006 it was the the native language of just 1.5 million Mexican Indians.
(WSJ, 2/24/06, p.A1)
Links: CIA Factbook: http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/mx.html
Lanic: http://lanic.utexas.edu/la/mexico/
Links: http://www.dmoz.org/Society/History/North_America/Mexico/
Mexico Online: http://www.mexonline.com/history.htm
Travel Docs: http://www.traveldocs.com/mx/index.htm
USLC: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/mxtoc.html