Mexico Flag Meaning & Details


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 Mexico Flag
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  • three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white, and red

  • Mexico's coat of arms (an eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus) is centered in the white band

  • green signifies hope, joy, and love

  • white represents peace and honesty

  • red stands for hardiness, bravery, strength, and valor

  • the coat of arms is derived from a legend that the wandering Aztec people were to settle at a location where they would see an eagle on a cactus eating a snake

  • the city they founded, Tenochtitlan, is now Mexico City

    note: similar to the flag of Italy, which is shorter, uses lighter shades of green and red, and does not display anything in its white band

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     Source: CIA - The World Factbook


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