100 Fascinating Facts About Mexico

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Mexico is known for its rich culture and history but did you know that it is home to over 130 million people? That’s right! Learn this and more with this huge list of facts about Mexico. Let’s dive in and discover more facts below! 

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Facts about Mexico 

Here are some of our favorite facts about Mexico! 

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  1. Official name:  United States of Mexico. 
  2. Official language:  Spanish
  3. Official Money: Mexican Peso
  4. Form of Government:  Republic of federated states
  5. Capital:  Mexico City 
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  1. Mexico is the home to the largest pyramid, called Cholula 
  2. There are 69 languages spoken in Mexico 
  3. Mexico has 170 museums 
  4. Mexico has the largest number of taxi cabs in the entire world. 
  5. Mexico has the highest rate of consuming Coca-cola 
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  1. Mexico is the most visited tourist destination in Latin America.
  2. The meteorite that took out the dinosaurs hit the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.
  3. Mexico city was built on a lake. 
  4. Mexico became a country in 1821 
  5. Mexico has the oldest university in North America.  It is called National University of Mexico
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  1. Children in Mexico do not get presents on Christmas Day.  Instead, they celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men and receive gifts on January 6.  
  2. Mexico City is Built on the City of Tenochtitlan.
  3. Mexico is the 4th largest nation in the Americas
  4. The US Mexico Border is the second longest border in the world. 
  5. Mexicans had the first global currency, silver pesos. 
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  1. Mexico has a rare species of rabbit, the volcano rabbit
  2. All of the beaches in Mexico are public
  3. A war fought in Mexico was called The Pastry War
  4. Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking country 
  5. Mexico has the only Monarchic Castle in the American Continent 
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  1. Mexico means “the navel of the moon.”
  2. Mexico’s most popular sport: football (soccer)
  3. Mexico’s national dish. Turkey with Chocolate Chile Sauce: Mole Poblano
  4. Mexican culture is made up of a blend of indigenous and Spanish customs.
  5. Mexico has a nickname.  El Tri which comes from the three distinctive colors in the Mexican Flag:  green, white, and red.
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  1. Mexico’s dominant faith is Roman Catholicism
  2. Mexico’s second-largest city: Guadalajara
  3. Mexico is home to the First Printing Press. 
  4. Mexico is known for four things:  Rich culture, ancient ruins, dazzling beaches, and incredible cuisine.
  5. In Mexico, Christmas season ends in January 
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  1. Color TV was invented in Mexico
  2. Mexico is home to the largest bullfighting ring in the world
  3. Mexico’s National animal:  The golden eagle.
  4. Mexico was discovered by European survivors of a Spanish Shipwreck in 1511.
  5. Mexico is almost three times larger than the State of Texas.
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  1. Mexico City is bigger than New York City 
  2. Mexico City has a tropical climate with rainy and dry seasons.
  3. Mexico has annual humidity of about 70%.
  4. Mexico is made up of 12 cities. 
  5. Mexico does NOT celebrate Cinco De Mayo.  Their Independence Day is September 16. 
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  1. Mexico has the smallest Volcano
  2. Mexico is located in the middle of the “Ring of Fire” which is also called the circum-Pacific Belt.
  3. The largest wildcat in North America is the jaguar, found in Mexico’s southern Jungle.
  4. It is illegal to shave or put on make-up while driving.
  5. Mexico has 59 varieties of corn.
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  1. Mexico is the place where Caesar Salad was invented.
  2. What is known as Mexico City was the Aztec Capital of Tenochtitlan
  3. In Mexico, 21.5% of Mexico’s population comprises indigenous people.
  4. The average person in Mexico works 43.2 hours per week. 
  5. Mexico City is home to the “El Angel” which is the Angel of Independence Monument which symbolizes victory and independence for Mexican People.
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  1. Tourism is a major contributor to Mexico’s economy.
  2. Mexico is the third largest country in Latin America and the fifth largest in the Americas.
  3. Tequila, the distilled beverage is made from the blue agave plant located in Jalisco, Mexico
  4. Mexico is the most traffic-congested city in the world
  5. There is only one gun shop in Mexico where guns can be purchased legally.  The majority of guns in Mexico are smuggled in from the U.S. 
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  1. In Mexico, artists in the country can pay their taxes using artwork.
  2. Mexico’s National flower is the Dahlia
  3. Mexico’s most active volcano is Colima
  4. Mexico became an independent country following the War of Independence (1810 – 1821)
  5.  Mexico is the fifth largest city 
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  1.  The flag for Mexico is made up of three stripes, green, white, and red with Mexico’s coat of arms in the center.  Green represents independence, while the Roman Catholic Religion and red represents union. 
  2. Mexico’s coat of arms shows an Aztec prophecy: Predicting an eagle with a snake in its beak standing on a cactus growing out of rocks in the middle of the water as the new site for the city of Mexico City (Tenochtitlan)
  3. Mexico is the 7th most-visited country in the world. 
  4. In Mexico, the ancient city of Chichen Itza is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.
  5. Mexico City is sinking 20 inches per year.
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  1. Mexico has been the home to three Nobel Prize winners:  Alfonso Garcia Robles (1982), Octavio Paz (1990), and Mario Molina (1995)
  2. Mexico is home to the world’s smallest breed of dog:  Chihuahua.  
  3. Mexico has an annual holiday called Dia De Muertos (Day of the Dead).  
  4. Mexico is the world’s largest exporter of delivery trucks (23.8 billion) 
  5. Mexico has the largest Spanish speaking population in the world.
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  1.  Authentic Mexican food is not very spicy or hot – it is actually sour because of the number of limes.
  2. Mexico has women-only carriages and buses
  3.  Mexico borders USA, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea.
  4. There are more than 50 different kinds of hummingbirds in Mexico.
  5. People place candy skulls made of sugar on graves to celebrate the Day of the Dead. 
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  1. Mexico is home to the most reptile species in the world. 
  2.  Mexican pyramids are different from Egyptian pyramids.  Their sides are built like huge staircases and that leads to a temple at the top. 
  3. Popcorn was domesticated in Mexico (9,000 years ago).
  4.  Mexico has a very active volcano, Colima.
  5.  About 34% of Mexico’s land area is covered with forest. 
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  1.  The highest peak in Mexico and the highest volcano in North America is the Pico de Orizaba.
  2. Mexico uses 4 times zones
  3. Mexico is divided into three geographical areas:  Northern, Central and Southern. 
  4. The longest river in Mexico is the Rio Grande River
  5.  Mexico has several nicknames: City of Hope, City of Palaces, and Capital in Movement.
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  1.  The city’s International airport is the busiest and largest in Latin America.
  2.  Each year, the residents of the city of Naco, Mexico join with the residents of Naco, Arizona for a volleyball match over the fence that separates the two countries.
  3.  Mexico is the world’s largest producer of silver. 
  4.  It can take 3 hours to drive a distance that should take 20 – 30 minutes in Mexico City.
  5.  One national sport in Mexico is called Charreira, which is about distinctive horsemanship techniques. 
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  1. Mexico holds second place to the United States in the number of boxing world titles won. 
  2. You Shouldn’t Throw Toilet Paper in the Toilet
  3. Mexican Phone Numbers Can Be Weird
  4. Mexico is the 15th largest economy in the world
  5. Mexico is one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, with over 108,000 species of plants and animals.

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