Mexico, country of southern North America and the third largest country in Latin America, after Brazil and Argentina. It has a dynamic industrial base, vast mineral resources, a wide-ranging service sector, and the world’s largest population of Spanish speakers—about two and a half times that of
Spain or Colombia. As its official name suggests, the Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States) incorporates 31 socially and physically diverse states and the Federal District.
Mexican society is characterized by extremes of wealth and poverty, with a limited middle class wedged between an elite cadre of landowners and investors on the one hand and masses of rural and urban poor on the other. But in spite of the challenges it faces as a developing country, Mexico is one of the chief economic and political forces in Latin America.
Facts About Mexico
|Country||United Mexican States|
|Official Language||None (68 native language)|
Facts About Mexico Country
1. Mexico has 68 official languages, but Spanish is recognized for official work.
2. Mexico ranks first in salt production, the country produces an average of 7.5 million tonnes of salt every year.
3. Mexico is the world’s fourteenth region by area and tenth largest by population.
4. Mexico has the highest number of Spanish-speaking people in the world.
5. Chocolate, maize and chili were introduced from Mexico.
6. Popcorn was eaten by the aborigines of Mexico 9 thousand years ago.
7. Mexico City, the capital of Mexico, operates more than 1 lakh taxi cars every day.
8. In 1913, Mexico had three different presidents within an hour. The 34th President Pedro Lascuráin became the 34th President after the ousting of the 33rd President Mediro but was removed only after 26 minutes and was followed by the 35th President of Mexico, Curata. In this way, 34th President Pedro Lascuráin holds the record for the shortest time in the world (26 minutes).
9. The oldest tree in Mexico is about 2 thousand years old with a height of 40 feet.
10. There is only one arms shop in Mexico.
11. The first civilization of Mexico, Olmec, took place from around 1500 BCE to 400 BCE.
12. The world’s smallest volcano Cuexcomate is located in Mexico, the height of this volcano is just 13 meters and the width is just 23 meters. The volcano is now in a dormant state and is open for tourists to roam.
13. The US has a 3201 km long border with Macisco, due to which illegal infiltration in the US is mostly from Mexico, which is a cause of dispute in both countries.
14. Yucatan is a state of Mexico, it got its name due to a misunderstanding. In fact, when some Spanish sailors came here, they asked the people here, “What is the name of this place?” To this a person replied – ‘Yucatan’. Yucatan means, “I don’t understand you.”
15. Until 1845, the US state of Texax used to be a part of Mexico.
16. Mexico gained independence from Spain on 15 September 1810.
17. Mexico has a total of 31 states.
18. The most popular sport here is football. The country has also hosted Football WorldCup in the years 1970 and 1986.
19. Mexico’s currency is slightly stronger than India’s rupee. Currently, the price of 1 Mexican peso is equivalent to Rs. 3.60 in India.
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