First Mexican Empire facts

Mexican Empire
Imperio Mexicano
1821–1823
Imperial Coat of arms
Imperial Coat of arms
Motto
Religión, Independencia, Unión
"Religion, Independence, Union"
Capital Mexico City
Languages Spanish
Religion Roman Catholicism
Government Monarchy
Emperor
 •  1822–1823 Agustín I
Regent
 •  1821–1822 Agustín de Iturbide
 •  1822 Nicolás Bravo Rueda
Legislature Congress
 •  Upper house Senate
 •  Lower house Chamber of Deputies
History
 •  Independence of Mexico September 27, 1821
 •  Agustín I of Mexico July 21, 1821
 •  Monarchy overthrown March 19, 1823
Area 4,925,283 km2 (1,901,662 sq mi)
Currency Mexican real
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Viceroyalty of New Spain
Provisional Government of Mexico (1823-1824)
United Provinces of Central America
Today part of  Belize
 Costa Rica
 El Salvador
 Guatemala
 Honduras
 Mexico
 Nicaragua
 United States

The Mexican Empire (Spanish: Imperio Mexicano) was the official name of independent Mexico. It was a monarchy from 1821 to 1823. The territory of the Mexican Empire included New Spain and the former Captaincy General of Guatemala. Mexico then declared itself a republic. However, it reverted to a monarchy during the Second Mexican Empire.

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