Mexico Facts | Interesting Facts about Mexico: The Mexico is a country between the United States and Central America that’s famous for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico seashores and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts and jungles. Here is a list of interesting Mexico Facts:
- Mexico has 68 official languages.
- Mexico’s official name is the United Mexican States.
- Every year, residents of Arizona, Naco, join residents of Naco, Mexico, for a volleyball match at the posts that separates the U.S. and Mexico.
- There is only one gun shop in the country Mexico. 90% of the country’s firearms are smuggled and brought from the USA.
- The Aztecs used Cacao seeds as a form of currency.
- Mexico is the world’s fattest country.
- Mexico was named as the “New Spain” when Hernan Cortes conquered the territory from the Aztecs.
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Interesting Facts about Mexico:
- Mexico is the 11th populated country in the world with 121 million people.
- Popcorn was first domesticated in Mexico 9,000 years ago.
- The Golden State Fence Company (GSFC), hired to build a part of a border wall between the United States and Mexico, was fined US$5M for allowing illegal immigrant workers.
- The first great civilisation in Mexico was the Olmec, established from 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C.
- Illegal immigration from the country Mexico to the U.S. has come down by 80% since 2000.
- Mexican General Santa Anna had an extensive state funeral for his amputated leg.
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Unknown Mexico Facts:
- The biggest known pyramid in the world is not in Egypt but Mexico.
- After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City in 1985, nearly all newborn babies survived a collapsed hospital for seven days without water, nourishment, warmth or human contact.
- In Mexico, artists can pay their taxes with artwork.
- Yucatan, Mexico, was named after a misunderstanding. Spaniards asked the locals what the place called was. They replied “Yucatan,” which in their language means “I don’t understand you.”
- Mexico City boasts the biggest taxi fleet in the world with 100,000 taxis running every day.
- Mexico’s 34th President administered for less than an hour, and then quit.
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- The Aztecs sacrificed 1% of their population every year or about 250,000 people.
- There is a town in Mexico where people have a huge fist fight to ask the gods for a good rainy season.
- The only country to oppose against the German occupation of Austria of 1938, right before WW2, was Mexico.
- In 1917, Germany invited Mexico to join World War 1 by attacking the U.S. to recover the lost territories of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona.
- San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War in 1848.f
- 75% of all sesame seeds are grown in Mexico end up on McDonald’s hamburger buns.
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