Interesting fun random Mexico facts for kids

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Interesting fun random Mexico facts for kids

#1

The official name of for Mexico is the United Mexican States.

#2

Mexico is the 11th most populated country in the world with around 117 million people (as of July 2012).

#3

Mexico is the 14th largest country by land area.

Map of Mexico

Map of Mexico - Interesting Mexico facts for kids

#4

There are 31 states in Mexico as well as the capital city (Mexico City).

#5

Mexico is home to over 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a popular tourist destination.

#6

Stone tools have been found in Mexico that suggest the existence of humans there around 23000 years ago.

#7

The highest mountain in Mexico is Pico de Orizaba, a dormant volcano that reaches 5,636 metres (18,491 ft) above sea level.

#8

Mexico introduced chocolate, corn, and chilies to the world.

#9

The national symbol of Mexico is the golden eagle which features prominently on the coat of arms.

Mexico symbol golden eagle

Golden Eagle- Mexico Facts For Kids

#10

The Chihuahua is the world’s smallest dog and is named for a Mexican state.

#11

Mexico size is 756,066 square miles, which is almost three times larger than Texas. 

#12

Only ten countries in the world have a larger population than Mexico’s 109,955,400 people.

#13

Mexico City has the highest elevation and is oldest city in North America. It is also one of the largest cities in the world.

#14

Mexico is the 14th largest country in the world by total area.

#15

Modern Mexicans are a unique blend of many ancient civilizations, including the Olmec, Zapotec, Toltec, Maya, Aztec, Inca, African, French, and Spanish.

#16

The first great civilization in Mexico were the Olmecs (1400-300 B.C.) who established many cities along the eastern coast of Mexico, sculpted the famous Colossal Heads, and worshipped a mysterious, unnamed god that was part human and part jaguar.

#17

The Zapotec civilization (600 B.C.-A.D. 800) established great cities along southern Mexico and developed the first writing system in the Americas.

Funny Mexican jokes

Funny Mexican jokes - Mexico facts for kids

#18

One unusual Mayan weapon was a “hornet bomb,” which was an actual hornet’s nest thrown at enemies during battle.

#19

The main language spoken in Mexico is Spanish.

#20

The largest source of immigration to the United States is from Mexico.

#21

Mexican food is known for its range of flavors and spices. Popular dishes include tacos, burritos and enchiladas.

#22

The most popular sport in Mexico is football (soccer).

#23

Mexico hosted the Football World Cup in both 1970 and 1986.

#24

Mexico City hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1968.

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