Mexico is a land of extremes, with high mountains and deep canyons in the center of the country, sweeping deserts in the north, and dense rain forests in the south and east. 130 million people live in Mexico (2018). The capital city of Mexico is the Mexico City with 9 million inhabitants is the country’s biggest city.
Mexico is located on the North America continent and shares borders with the USA in the North and Belize and Guatemala in the South. Most of the bigger cities are located in the Southern parts of the country. Mexico is situated on the “Ring of Fire”, the world’s most prominent volcano and earthquake region.
Government: Democracy, Republic
Language : Spanish
Literacy : more than 93.5% over the age of 15 years can read and write.
Religion : Christians
Mexico was conquered and colonized by the Spanish from the 16th century. Flag colors are green, white and red.
Following are some landmarks and attractions in Mexico.
- Chichen Itza
- Acapulco – The bay on the Pacific Ocean is home to Mexico’s most popular beach city with golden sandy beaches.
Mexico is the country with the most Spanish speakers in the world. More people speak Spanish here than in Spain Mexicans are known as very friendly and welcoming foreigners; they are really fond of kids.
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. The main staple food is corn and rice, fruits and vegetables, chicken, pork, beef, lamb and along the coastal regions also seafood.