Travel Guide Mexico
Location: Located in the continent of North America, Mexico covers 1,943,945 square kilometers of land and 20,430 square kilometers of water, making it the 14th largest nation in the world. It has a population of 130 million (as in 2017) which accounts for 1.73% of the worlds population.
Language: Spanish, English and over 60 Indigenous languages
Get Here: via Plane with Momondo
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN) – check the latest exchange rate here
Electrical Plug Fixture: Type A & B (Grab yourself a universal adapter and you’ll never have to worry about having the right plug again!)
Capital City: Mexico City
Other Major Cities: Mexico City
- The official name of Mexico is Estados Únidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States)
- Ancient Ruins – Mexico has over 29,000 archaeological sites to date.
- The biggest bullfighting ring in the world, the Plaza de Toros, which seats about 50,000 people.
- Mexico City is built over the ruins of a great Aztec city, Tenochtitlán. Because it is built on a lake, Mexico is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year as pumps draw water out for the city’s growing population
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- Mexico is one of the World’s Top 5 most bio-diverse nations on Earth. More than 30,000 plant species, 1,000 bird species, and 1,500 mammal, reptile, and amphibian species are native to Mexico.
- Mexico now has 32 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which is more than any other country in the Americas.
- Many popular foods originated or were first domesticated in Mexico including: Vanilla, Red Tomato, Chocolate, Chili Peppers, Avocados, and Corn.
- Mexico’s flag is made up three vertical stripes. The left green stripe stands for hope, the middle white stripe represents purity, and the right red stripe represents the blood of those who died fighting for Mexico’s independence. The picture of an eagle eating a snake is based on an Aztec legend.
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