Mexico is the 14th largest country in the world in territory, according to the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook.
The overwhelming majority of Mexicans today speak Spanish. According to the CIA, Spanish is spoken by 92.7 percent of the Mexican population. About 6 percent of the population speaks Spanish and indigenous languages, such as Mayan, Nahuatl and other regional languages. Indigenous Mexican words have even become common in other languages, including English. For example, chocolate, coyote, tomato and avocado all originated in Nahuatl.
* The Restaurant Pujol, In Mexico City, ranks among the world’s top eateries.
* if you want to drink like a local, try mezcal, pulque and Tequila. These three drinks are made from agave plants. Tequila comes from blue agave. Mezcal can be made from different types of agave plants.Pulque, a 2,000-year-old Aztec drink made from fermented but undistilled agave juice.
* Ceaser Salad was created in Tijuana Mexico, by a Italian chef Called Cesare
* The border between Mexico and the United States is the second largest border in the world (only the U.S.-Canadian border is longer).
* Mexico introduced chocolate, corn, and chilies to the world
* Texas was a Mexican province which declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, resulting in war with the United States (1836-1838).
* The Chichen Itza Pyramid in Mexico was named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
* Actor Anthony Quinn was the first Mexican to win an Academy Award for his role in the 1952 movies Viva Zapata.
* Mexico city is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year. Mexico city is built on a lake, over the ruins of a great Aztec city, Tenochtitlan. Pumps draw water out for the city’s growing population. REFERENCES Gruzinski, Serge. 2001. Images at War: Mexico from Columbus to Blade Runner (1492-2019). Trans. Heather MacLean. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Kalman, Bobbie. 2002. Mexico the People. New York, NY: Crabtree Publishing Company. Merrell, Floyd. 2003. The Mexicans: A Sense of Culture. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. The World Fact Book: Mexico. June 23, 2016. Accessed: July 7, 2016. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MEXICO? CHECK HERE