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Capital : Mexico City
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Mexican peso
Population : 122 273 000
Area : 1 964 375 km2

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Mexico facts

1. Independence from Spain was obtained on September 24, 1821.
2. The population density is 59 people / km2.
3. The country is 6.3 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism.
5. The longest river is the Rio Grande, 3030 km.
6. Full country name – Mexican United States.
7. Political system – the federal republic.
9. The highest peak is Orizaba 5636 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 20 °C, in July 28 °C.

11. Children do not get presents at Christmas, only on January 6 on the day of the Magi.

12. The capital city of Mexico is one of the largest cities in the world (has over 25 million inhabitants) and the oldest in North America.

13. The detailed map of the capital has over 200 pages.

14. There are about 230 television stations in Mexico.

15. Brutal murders related to drug trafficking and gang fighting are commonplace. On average, 11 people were killed per 100,000 people.

Author: Turyst

16. Swine flu (the so-called H1N1 virus) comes from Mexico.

17. Bullfights, taking place from November to April, are very popular, among others on the world’s largest arena – Plaza Mexico.

18. The most popular sport is football.

19. Mexico is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world.

20. Mexico is located in the world most susceptible to earthquakes.

21. The city of Mexico was built on a dry lake.

Author: MR

22. Mexican children receive the father’s surname and mother’s maiden name.

23. The Pyramid of Chichen Itza in Mexico was named one of the new seven wonders of the world.

24. Before 1958, women could not vote in the presidential election.

25. Mexico introduced chocolate, corn and chili into the world.

Author: MR

26. Tomatoes come from Mexico. The name is “tomato” or you. “tomate” comes from the Nahuatl language (Aztec language) from the word TOMATL.

Author: dann91

27. Torre Latinoamericana is the first building in the world that was built to survive the earthquake. It is 182 meters high, 44 floors high. It was built in 1956. It survived the largest earthquake that struck Mexico in 1985.

Author: Tekila

28. About 40 million people pass through the capitals of Mexico daily.

29. The capital of Mexico was established on the territory of a large lake, which has been literally drunk by people for the last 200 years.

30. Above the capital city of Mexico, the densest smog in the world rises.

Author: Tekila

31. Whistling at waiters is normal, it is not a sign of disrespect.

32. Skyscrapers are built far from each other so that during the earthquake they do not pose a threat of falling on each other.

Author: Tekila

33. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 32 place,
      – 2018 year – 128 place.

34. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 270,000 professional and 77 000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 15,800 professional and 5000 reservists.

35. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 0 tanks, 1200 armored vehicles, 370 jet aircraft and 175 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 35 tanks, 70 armored vehicles, 26 jet aircraft and 4 helicopters.

36. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $7,000,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $39 140 000 .

37. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 60 ships, in 2018 the year is about 61 ships.

Author: Wojak

38. Ciudad Juárez is one of the most dangerous places in the world. Up to 130 murders per 100,000 inhabitants annually. Interestingly, the city is only about 10 km from the city of El Paso in Texas, which is considered one of the safest cities in the United States.

Author: ciekawy

39. Joaquin Guzman, the head of a smuggling cartel responsible for 25% of drug traffic from Mexico to the United States, is the most sought after man in the world.

Author: Legal

40. The Aztecs sacrificed to the deities over 20,000 people a year.

41. During 50 years (from 1940 to 1990) the population of Mexico has grown four times.

Author: Martynka91

42. The Mexican Cyprus growing in Santa Maria del Tule has the thickest trunk in the world (diameter over 14 meters).

Author: Dali

43. In Mexico, the skeleton of the dinosaur’s tail has been found from 72 million years ago. It is almost 5 meters long and is very well preserved.

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

Author: Julita

45. In the city of Cholula, in the state of Puebla, the largest pyramid in the world was discovered.

Author: poznajnieznane

46. 70% of Mexican people suffer from obesity. It is estimated that by 2020 this number will approach 100%.

Author: Alt

47. The minimum wage is 66.45 pesos per day (data from 2015).

48. The amount of income tax in Mexico is 30%.

49. Men and women can retire at the age of 65.

50. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 3.4% .

Author: Daria

51. 16 Mexicans have accumulated assets greater than a billion US dollars.

52. The richest of them is Carlos Slim Helu (2nd place in the world) with assets worth over $77.1 billion.

Author: $$$NaBogato$$$

53. In Mexico, an average adult consumes about 7.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.

54. The national alcohol is Tequila and Brandy.

55. The most beer is beer – 76%, then spirit – 22%, wine – 1.5%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.5%.

Author: AlkoWorld

56. In this country, compulsory education lasts 11 years.

57. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

Author: EduKacJa

58. The average IQ level is 88.

Author: EduKacJa

59. National animals include golden eagle, naked mexican dog and caelifera and jaguar insect.

60. The national fruit is avocado.

Author: Kos

61. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise back one hour) is the last Sunday in October.

Author: Adrianna

62. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 30 to 70 km / h.

63. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 80 to 120 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 120 km / h.

Author: AutoMania

64. In 2013, 17,191 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

65. 5.1% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

66. The country has over 35 006,000 motor vehicles registered (289 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

67. Five percent of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 6,050,000 people).

68. 10.3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

69. In this country there are over 378 923 km of paved roads, including more than 15 044 km of expressways (0.59% of all roads in the world).

70. In this country there are 1 714 airports, 243 with paved surface.

71. The largest airport in Mexico is located in Mexico City. Annually over 34 million people use it.

72. In this country there are over 17 166 km of railway tracks.

73. In two Mexican cities there are metro lines (Mexico and Monterrey).

74. In Mexico City there is a 226.5 km metro line (195 stations). It was opened in 1969. About 1.6 billion people use it annually.

Author: Marlène

75. In this country over 60,000,000 (2015) 85 000 000 (2018) people have access to internet (about 70% of the population).

76. Around 56 200 000 (2015) 85,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

77. The average internet connection speed is 5.5 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 27.3 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

78. The national top-level domain is .mx . There are over 617 160 websites with such an extension.

79. The most popular pages with the extension .mx are: google.com.mx, mercadolibre.com.mx and eluniversal.com.mx.

Author: http

80. This country has 2018 over year $178,009,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (1.51% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

81. Mexico has 121,700 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

82. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $1,367,300,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $1,150,000,000,000 .

83. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 30.7% GDP, or around: $419 761 100 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 46.4% GDP, or around: $533 600 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $4 410.

84. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $424,100,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $23 978 000 000 000 .

Author: Komornik

85. 32% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

86. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 31 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

87. In the capital of Mexico there are more than 1,525 buildings with a height exceeding 35 meters.

Author: BobBudowniczy

88. In Mexico City there are currently 12 “skyscrapers” (buildings with a height of over 150 meters).

Author: BobBudowniczy

89. In this country there are 5.6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 6,776,280 people).

90. In Mexico, according to statistics, an average of one person reads 47 minutes a day.

Author: Reebeka

91. The lowest temperature: -29 °C was measured in Chihuahua.

92. The highest temperature: 52 °C was measured in San Luis Río Colorado.

Author: weather

93. The most deadly disease in this country is liver cirrhosis.

Author: medi

94. The average life expectancy in this country is 76.2 years (women – 78.6 years and men – 73.7 years).

Author: Wilga

95. Three Mexican citizens received the Nobel Prize.

Author: redsun

96. In this country, depending on the state, women can get married at the age of 14-16, and men aged 16-18.

97. In this country, women having their first child on average 21.3 years old.

98. 10 women give birth to 23 children on average

Author: Nadia

99. The average age of people living in this country is 27.6 years.

100. The country is around:
33 735 000 people (27.59%) in the age range 0-14 years.
80 260 000 people (65.64%) in the age range 15-64 years.
8 277 900 people (6.77%) over 65 years old.

101. In this country, about 2,296,000 children are born each year (1.9% of the population), and about 643,000 people die (0.5% of the population).

Author: Sara19

102. The lowest located place in the country is Laguna Salada – 10 m.p.p.

Author: Klemens

103. According to surveys, as many as 33% of citizens in this country say they are not interested in politics (5th result in the world).

Author: Zalin

104. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.

Author: Lutra

105. The percentage share in the global economy of Mexico in 2015 is 1.72% (for comparison, Poland’s share is 0.74%, and the United States – 23.32%).

Author: Setar

106. In this country, a person of 6 years of age is subject to criminal liability.

107. In Mexico there are 10,300,000 km2 of agricultural land (53% of the country’s area).

108. 150 people in 1000 possess firearms.

109. The highest situated city in the country is Raíces.

110. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1947.

111. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last for 27 days.

112. He joined the United Nations on November 7, 1945.

113. The work week is 48 hours.

114. 75% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

115. 637172 km2 of the country is covered by forests (32.8%)

Author: Statyk

116. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 30% (2018).

117. The tax on goods and services is 16% (2018).

118. The level of inflation in 2018 is 4.8%.

Author: Fan%

119. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 7,060 Mex $.

Author: Daria

120. In April 2016, in Mexico, the first healthy child was born with three biological parents.

Author: Bartek

What is the highest peak in Mexico?
The highest peak in Mexico is Orizaba (5636 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Mexico?
The largest river in Mexico is the Rio Grande, 3030 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Mexico?
we’re waiting for a response …


What is the national dish?
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Which Mexico has national colors?
National colors: green, white and red.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is Tequila and Brandy.

answer: Marta

What is the national animal?
National animals are a golden eagle. naked mexican dog. coleoptera and jaguar insect.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
Charreria is a national sport.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Mexico?
Mexico borders with such countries as: Belize 250 km, Guatemala 962 km, United States 3 141 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 27.6 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 66.45 pesos per day (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Mexico?
The population density is 63 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 52 ° C was measured in San Luis Río Colorado.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -29 ° C was measured in Chihuahua.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta