Ten fun facts about Mexico


Fact 1
Chocolate, chilies and corn were all introduced by Mexico to the world.

Fact 2
The rare volcano rabbit also known as zacatuche or teporingo lives in the vicinity of the volcanoes in Mexico and is the second smallest rabbit species in the world. The pygmy rabbit is the smallest.

Fact 3
North America’s largest wildcat, the jaguar is found in the Southern jungles in Mexico.


Fact 4
This country is a segment of the “Ring of fire” which is the most violent volcano and earthquake-prone zones in the world.

Fact 5
The world’s smallest dog, the Chihuahua is named after a Mexican state.

Fact 6
Mexico City is North America’s oldest city, one of the largest in the world and has the highest elevation.

Fact 7
The “hornet bomb” which was in reality a hornet’s nest was an unusual Mayan weapon and was flung at enemies during battle. The Mayans had settled in Mexico.

Fact 8
The snake or the rattlesnake appears repeatedly in Mexican mythology and is considered to be a perspective on life, death and transition between these two. Kukulcan, the serpent god is found on one face of the Chichen Itza pyramid and Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent god are just a couple of indications of this belief.

Fact 9
Even though Spanish is Mexico’s national language over 50 native dialects are still spoken in rural regions. It is the world’s most populated Spanish-speaking country on the planet.

Fact 10
Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid is one of the “Seven manmade Wonders of the World”


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Short about Mexico
Is a federal constitutional republic located in North America and officially known as the United Mexican States.


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Population
119,713,203

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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