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Here are some interesting Mexico Facts which were chosen and researched by kids especially for kids.
• Population: 120.2 million people live in Mexico (2014)
• Capital: Mexico City with 19.3 million inhabitants is Mexico's biggest city.
• Name: United Mexican States (in Spanish: Estados Unidos Mexicanos)
• Government: Democracy, Republic
• Language: Spanish
• Literacy: More than 93.5% over the age of 15 years can read and write.
• Religion: Christians (Roman Catholics 89%)
• Currency: 1 Peso =100 centavos
• Flag colors: green, white and red
Mexico is located on the North American continent and shares borders with the USA in the north.
The border between Mexico and the USA is the second longest border in the world and is about 2,000 miles long.
Low coastal plains, high-rugged mountains and a high tableau in the centre of the country. Mexico is situated on the ‘Ring of Fire’, the world’s most prominent volcano and earthquake region
The Pacific Ocean
A volcano "Volcan Citlaltepetl" is Mexico's highest peak and is 5,610m high.
Mexico is one of the world's top travel destinations and for US travellers, Mexico is the top destination.
• Yucatan peninsula:
• Baja California península: Puerto Vallerta, Playa del Carmen
• Chitzen Itza: World Heritage Site
• Cancun: Beach holiday
Famous Mexican are among many others: the actress Selma Hayek ('Grown Ups' with Adam Sandler and voice of Kitty Softpaws in the animation movie 'Puss in Boots'), the guitarist Carlos Santana and the soccer players Javier Hernandez and Guillermo Ochoa.
Mexico is one of the most bio diverse countries on earth. The country has the most reptile species in the world housing over 700 reptile species and also has the second most (over 430) mammal species in the world.
Chocolate, Chilies and Corn come originally from Mexico. One dish many of you will know is Chilli con carne, a spicy mince meat dish with beans.
Hot chocolate was considered the sacred drink by the Aztecs!
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