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Ciudad de México

facts in brief


Part of  Braun and Hogenberg I-58 map, 1572
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-58 map, 1572







Facts in brief:

Captured by Cortéz 1521; seat of viceroyalty of New Spain 1521-1821; taken by Mexican revolutionists 1821; captured by Gen. Scott in Mexican War 1847; held by French 1863-1867; has many churches, monasteries & museums; produces chemicals & steel.

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