Facts about mexico

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Did you know that:
Mexico City was built on a lake? Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 15 to 20 cm a year because it's built on top of an underground reservoir.
Mexico introduced chocolate corn,and chilies to the world?
The language spoken is Spanish, Mexico is the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world? The currency is the peso Mexicano?
Salma Hayek is the first Mexicanmovie star to reach success in the U.S. since Dolores Del Río in the twenties?
Mexico City is the oldest capital city in the Americas?
The border between Mexico and the United States is the secondlargest border in the world (only the U.S.-Canadian border is longer)
Mexico is second only to Brazil in the number of Catholic citizens
The red poinsettia (“noche Buena” or X-mas flower) originated inMexico and is named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first United States ambassador to Mexico (in the 1820s)
Mexican children do not receive presents on Christmas Day. They receive gifts on January 6,the day on which Mexicans celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men
WHY WE LOOK SO DIFFERENT? Modern Mexicans are a unique blend of many ancient civilizations, including the Olmec, Zapotec,Toltec, Maya, Aztec, Inca, African, French, and Spanish.
While bullfighting is Mexico's national sport, fútbol (soccer in the U.S.) is currently more popular. Mexico City has hosted the nineteenth OlympicGames in 1968. It is the only Latin America country to do so. It has also hosted the FIFA World Cup twice, in 1970 and 1986.
The Chichen Itza Pyramid in Mexico was named one of the new Seven Wondersof the World
Mexican children are given both their father's last name and their mother's maiden name. This tradition helps preserve the heritage of both parents.
Mexico is the home of one of theoldest living trees in the world. With more than 2000 years, the “Arbol de Tule” is more than 40 feet tall.
The largest wildcat in North America is the jaguar, which can be found in Mexico's southern...
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