Mexico Fun & Facts

Mexico Facts: Here you find out the latest, amazing and interesting fun and facts like; Geography, Maps, Flag, History, Current ruler, Area, Population, Capital, Largest cities, Languages, Race, Religion, Literacy rate and Economy of it.

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  • Mexico's official name is United Mexican States.
  • #11 Mexico is the 11th most populous country in the world with 121 million people.
  • Mexico has 68 official languages.
  • In Mexico, artists can pay their taxes with artwork.
  • The world's largest pyramid is not in Egypt but in Mexico.
  • Mexican General Santa Anna had an elaborate state funeral for his amputated leg.
  • The Aztecs used Cacao seeds as a form of currency.
  • The Aztecs sacrificed 1% of their population every year, or about 250,000 people
  • Popcorn was first domesticated in Mexico 9,000 years ago.
  • Mexico's 34th President ruled for less than an hour, and then quit.
  • San Francisco was part of Mexico until the Mexican-American War in 1848.
  • Mexico is the world's fattest country.
  • Illegal immigration from Mexico to the U.S. has decreased by 80% since 2000.
  • Mexico City boasts the largest taxi fleet in the world with 100,000 taxis running every day.
  • In 1917, Germany invited Mexico to join WW1 by attacking the U.S. in order to recover the lost territories of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
  • There is only one gun shop in Mexico. 90% of the country's firearms are smuggled in from the USA.
  • The first great civilization in Mexico were the Olmec, established from 1500 B.C. to 400 B.C.
  • Yucatan, Mexico, was named after a misunderstanding. Spaniards asked the locals what was the place called. They replied "Yucatan," which in their language means "I don't understand you."
  • Every year, residents of Naco, Arizona, join residents of Naco, Mexico, for a volleyball match at the fence that separates the U.S. and Mexico.
  • The only country to protest against the German annexation of Austria of 1938, right before WWII, was Mexico.
  • Mexico was named "New Spain" when Hernan Cortes conquered the territory from the Aztecs.
  • In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
  • Texas declared its independence from Mexico in 1836 and became a Republic until it joined the U.S. in 1845.
  • 75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald's hamburger buns.
  • There is a town in Mexico where people have a huge fist fight to ask the gods for a good rainy season.
  • After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City in 1985, nearly all newborn babies survived a collapsed hospital for 7 days without nourishment, water, warmth or human contact.
  • The Golden State Fence Company, hired to build part of the US-Mexico border wall, was fined US$5M for hiring illegal immigrant workers.
  • Sugary drinks kill more people than violent crime in Mexico.
  • In 1943, a fissure opened in a farmer's cornfield in Mexico, growing into a five story tall volcano in only a week and up to 1,100 feet after a year.
  • English is Louis C.K.'s second language. He was raised in Mexico and exclusively spoke Spanish until age seven.
  • From 2009 to 2014, more Mexicans left the U.S. than migrated into the country.
  • Since 1981, Mexico does not extradite to countries that are seeking the death penalty, and has successfully defended 400 of its citizens charged with a capital offence in the U.S.
  • Mexico City is the Most Traffic-Congested City in the World.
  • It is estimated that the Mexico drug cartels make US$152 million per year from growing and selling avocados.