Mexico Travel Guide for Kids

In our Mexico Travel Guide for Kids you will find some interesting travel information for Children, chosen and researched by kids, especially for kids. Enjoy!

Where is Mexico?

Mexico is the largest country in North America.

The Capital is Mexico City, which has almost 20 million people and is the second largest city in the Western Hemisphere.

Did you know that New York in the USA is smaller than Mexico and Sao Paolo in Brazil ist the largest city in the Western hemisphere? Other important cities in Mexico are Guadalajara and Monterrey, both have almost 4 million people.

Which language do people speak in Mexico?

Spanish. Mexico is the country with the most Spanish speakers in the world. More people speak Spanish here than in Spain, because many more people live in Mexico and the country is also more than three times bigger.

Mexico Flag

mexico flag by mapsoftheworl

The flag is shows three bands in green, white and red. The emblem on the white ground shows an eagle standing on a cactus with a snake in the beak.

What do the colours in the flag stand for?

The colours of the Mexican flag stand for independence, unity and religion.

Mexico Geography

Mexico has mountains in the East and Northern parts of the country, rainforests in the South and Eastern parts and deserts in the West. Most of the bigger cities are located in the Southern parts of the country.

Where is Baja California?

The peninsula to the West of mainland Mexico is called Baja California. This peninsula is the largest peninsula in the world. Over 120 species of cactus are growing there.


What is the highest mountain in Mexico?

The highest peak in Mexico is a volcano and is the third largest in Northern America. It is called "Volcan Citlaltepetl" and is 5,610m high.

Mexican cities

Mexico City (population: 19.3million)

Guadalajara (population: 4.3million)

Monterrey (population: 3.8million)

Tijuana (population: 1.6million)

Did you know?

A cactus named "cadon cactus" is the biggest cactus in the world. It measures 21m (70ft) in height and lives in the deserts of Baja California. It can live up to 300 years.

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