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Flag of Mexico
Mexico
Adopted September 16, 1968 [1]
Designed by Agustin de Iturbide, Francisco, Eppens Helguera
Proportions 4:7 [2]

The flag of Mexico is an equal vertical tricolour of green, white, and red, with the coat of arms of Mexico in the center of the flag, in the white stripe.

SymbolismEdit

The symbolism of the Flag of Mexico has changed multiple times since its inception. The current meaning of each color is the following:

GreenHope
WhiteUnion
RedBlood of Mexican Heroes Coat of armsGolden eagle eating a snake on top of a cactus

The Mexican Coat of Arms comes from the legend of the founding of the Aztec empire. The Mexica people were following a prophecy given to them by their god, Huitzilopoztli, who told them to settle wherever they saw an eagle eating a snake on top of a cactus. They eventually found that scene on lake Texcoco. Using a complex system of floating gardens, called chinampas, they founded the city-state of Tenochtitlan, known today as Mexico City.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mexico at Flags of the World
  2. The Mexican Flag at About.com
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