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Interesting facts about Mexico

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Post by CanuckBob Fri Mar 29, 2024 7:53 am

I found this on FB and thought I would share.


1. Mexico is home to the world's smallest volcano, Cuexcomate. It's only 43 feet (13 meters) tall.
2. Mexico City is the second-largest city in the Western Hemisphere, after São Paulo, Brazil.
3. Mexico is the world's largest producer of avocados.
4. The Mexican flag has three colors: green, white, and red. They represent hope, unity, and the blood of national heroes, respectively.
5. Mexico has the world's largest pyramid, the Great Pyramid of Cholula, which is even larger than the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
6. Mexico is the birthplace of chocolate. The word "chocolate" comes from the Nahuatl word "xocolatl."
7. Mexico has the world's smallest dog breed, the Chihuahua.
8. Mexico is home to the world's largest number of Spanish-speakers, with over 121 million native speakers.
9. The Mexican dish "mole" has over 100 ingredients and takes days to prepare.
10. Mexico has the world's longest beach, Playa Baracoa, which stretches for over 35 miles (56 kilometers).
11. Mexico is the world's largest producer of silver.
12. Mexico City was built on top of a drained lake, Lake Texcoco.
13. Mexico has the world's largest bull ring, Plaza de Toros México, which can seat over 48,000 people.
14. Mexico has the world's oldest university, the National University of Mexico (UNAM), founded in 1551.
15. Mexico is the birthplace of the domesticated turkey.
16. Mexico has the world's largest population of Mexican free-tailed bats, with over 20 million living in Bracken Cave.
17. Mexico has the world's largest collection of Volkswagen Beetle cars, with over 1,000 vehicles.
18. Mexico is home to the world's largest Spanish-language bookstore, El Péndulo, located in Mexico City.
19. Mexico has the world's largest number of Spanish-speaking Catholics, with over 96 million.
20. Mexico is the world's largest exporter of beer, exporting over 2.8 billion liters annually.
21. Mexico has the world's highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, with 35.

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Post by RoyD Fri Mar 29, 2024 4:44 pm

Thank you for posting that.

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P.S. See you in Sept.

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