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Mexico City

Mexico City
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. Mexico City is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. The population is growing with 5% a year, mainly because of birth and because of immigration of people from the country. Each day about 1.000 people form the country arrive in Mexico City.
This city is crowded, polluted, and chaotic, but it's also very beautiful! In Mexico City you can find the richness of the nation. It is the centre of the government. It is not just a city with skyscrapers, roads and people. The city has a lot more to give, only you have to know were to find it. You also have to be patient. In Mexico City patience makes it possible to survive. Mexico City is a city of opportunities!

Aztec records set the founding date of their city at 1325, when a band of nomads from the north settled on an island in Lake Texcoco. The city, called Tenochtitlán, eventually expanded to a population of more than 250,000, and by the 16th century it had become the seat of the Aztec Empire. The Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés first viewed the city in 1519. In 1521 his forces occupied and systematically levelled the great Aztec metropolis, building their own capital on the ruins. Lake Texcoco was filled in as the city expanded and was rebuilt in the Spanish architectural mode. From this new town, Spanish excursions explored and subdued the Native American inhabitants as far north as the present United States and south into Central America. Mexico City became the capital of all the Spanish provinces in the western hemisphere north of Costa Rica. It was administered by Spain for three centuries before being won in 1821 by a revolutionary band led by Augustine de Iturbide, later named emperor. During the Mexican-American War, Mexico City was captured by US forces in 1847 and held for five months. It was ruled by Emperor Maximilian and the French army from 1863 to 1867, when it was taken by President Benito Pablo Juarez. During the years of revo...

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