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					Mexico
Where in the world is Mexico? Here.
Here is a nice map of Mexico.
The biggest city in Mexico is
    called Mexico City.
Mexico City is one of the biggest
   cities in the whole world.
Other big cities are Guadalajara
and Monterrey.
Can you find Mexico City, Guadalajara,
           and Monterrey?
People from the United States love
  to go to the beach in Cancun,
and also Acapulco
and Puerto Vallarta.
Can you find Cancun, Acapulco, and
          Puerto Vallarta?
Mexican people speak
the Spanish language.
If you want to say hello in Spanish,
         you say, “Hola.”
    If you want to say good-bye,
          you say “Adios.”




Some kids saying Hola and Adios on YouTube.
Here are some young Mexican
           ladies,
some young Mexican men,
some Mexican boys,
some Mexican girls,
and some Mexican boys and girls
       laughing together.
Here is the Mexican flag.
Mexican food is yummy
—tacos, rice, and beans!
Long ago, Europeans came to
    Mexico from Spain.
They were called the Conquistadors.
But there were already people in Mexico.
      They were the Aztec people,
and the Mayan people.
 Here is a relief map of Mexico.
See the mountains in the middle,
    and plains on the sides?
The mountains are called
  the Sierra Madre.
 A famous
peninsula is
called Baja
California.
    And
  another
  famous
peninsula
 is called
    the
Yucatan.
Chichen Itza is on the Yucatan Peninsula.
    On the next page is El Castillo,
          the famous pyramid.
Do you see Baja California
    and the Yucatan?
Mexico has many animals, like jaguars,
and burros (or donkeys),
spider monkeys,
iguanas,
and lots of monarch butterflies.
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