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Mexican Empire

Imperio Mexicano
Imperial Coat of arms of Mexico
Imperial Coat of arms
Motto: Religión, Independencia, Unión
"Religion, Independence, Union"
Location of Mexico
Capital Mexico City
Common languages Spanish
Roman Catholicism
Government Monarchy
• 1822–1823
Agustín I
• 1821–1822
Agustín de Iturbide
• 1822
Nicolás Bravo Rueda
Legislature Congress
Chamber of Deputies
September 27, 1821
• Agustín I of Mexico
July 21 1821
• Monarchy overthrown
March 19 1823
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
 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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