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Mexican Empire

Imperio Mexicano
1821–1823
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Imperial Coat of arms
Motto: Religión, Independencia, Unión
"Religion, Independence, Union"
Location of Mexico
Capital Mexico City
Common languages Spanish
Religion
Roman Catholicism
Government Monarchy
Emperor  
• 1822–1823
Agustín I
Regent  
• 1821–1822
Agustín de Iturbide
• 1822
Nicolás Bravo Rueda
Legislature Congress
Senate
Chamber of Deputies
History  
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
ISO 3166 code MX
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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