I don’t need to sit here and convince you Mexico is awesome because all I would need to say is tacos and tequila, and I’ve already won your vote. So, if you’re like me, you’ve always been curious about the place that brought to us the most delicious tacos and mouthwatering tequila. Here are 20 interesting facts about Mexico that will make you want to go there!

MMM… Good thing its Taco Tuesday because I am going to go eat my weight in tacos because we can’t TACO bout it and not get tacos! (punny intended.)

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  1. The official name of Mexico is Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States).
  1. Spanish is the national language of Mexico.
  1. Mexico’s population is 130,759,074 people.
  1. Mexico’s size is 756,066 square miles.
  1. The world’s largest tamale made in Mexico, called Zacahuil, is 3 ft long and 150 LBs.
  1. The Jaguar is the largest wildcat and is found in Mexico’s southern jungles.
  1. The oldest university in North America is the National University of Mexico, founded in 1551 by Charles V of Spain.
  1. The Chihuahua is the world’s smallest dog and is named after a Mexican state.
  1. Millions of monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico, every year, from the U.S and Canada.
  1. Mexico and U.S border is the second largest border in the world (U.S. and Canadian border is number 1).
  1. Mexico has the second highest number of Catholic citizens (Brazil is number 1).
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Mexico City has the highest elevation, is oldest city in North America, and is one of the largest cities in the world.
  1. Mexico is located in the “Ring of Fire,” one of the earth’s most violent earthquake and volcano zones.
  1. Mexico is home to a very rare rabbit called the volcano rabbit which lives near Mexican volcanoes.
  1. Mexico introduced chocolate, corn, and chilies to the world
  1. Tequila and Tabasco are named after states in Mexico.
  1. The largest pyramid in the world is the Great Pyramid of Cholula in Mexico. It is also the largest monument ever constructed in the world.
  1. Mexico City is built on a lake, over the ruins of a great Aztec city, Tenochtitlan. It is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year. Pumps draw water out for the city’s growing population.

Now that you finished this blog and I have convinced you to go to Mexico….

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