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Interesting Facts about Mexico

Mexico Interesting Facts

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in North America. Here are some interesting facts about Mexico:

  • The name of the country and the capital are the same, they are both Mexico.
  • Mexico has 34 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • First Printing Press in North America was used in Mexico City in 1539.
  • The oldest university in North America is located in Mexico. The National University of Mexico (UNAM) was founded in 1551 by Charles V of Spain, 85 years before Harvard.
  • The world's smallest volcano Cuexcomate is in Mexico.
  • Mexican inventor Luis Ernesto Miramontes Cardenas created the world's first contraceptive.
  • Mexico is jome to world’s biggest ancient pyramids. The largest pyramid in the world is the Great Pyramid of Cholula.
  • Color TV was invented in Mexico. Guillermo González Camarena was an inventor who created the chromoscopic adapter for television equipment, which was an early color tv transmission system.
  • Legend has it that Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini invented the Caesar Salad in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico.
  • Mexico City is the second city of the world with the largest number of museums.
  • The meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago fell on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
  • Mexico City was built on a lake – the city sinks around 12cm annually.
  • Mexico is home to more Spanish speakers than any other country in the world.
  • Mexico is home to over 200 volcanoes, more than any other country in the world.
  • Mexicans drink more Coca-Cola per capita than any other nation in the world.
  • Tequila originated in northwest Mexico called Jalisco. It was name after the city Tequila.
  • Chihuahuas are named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
  • Mexico’s national dog is Xoloitzcuintli.
  • Mexico is home to the world’s longest-living person. Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, died at the age of 127.
  • Mexico City has the world’s second largest subway system.
  • Mexico is home to the world’s second-largest coral reef system.
  • Mexico shares land borders with the United States, Belize, and Guatemala.

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