Facts about Mexico

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  • The official name of Mexico is Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States).
  • Mexico has 68 official languages.
  • Mexico has more Spanish speakers than any other country.
  • Mexico is home to the biggest bullfighting ring in the world, the Plaza de Toros, which seats about 50,000 people.
  • The 34th Mexican president ruled for less than 60 minutes before quitting.
  • Texas was a Mexican province.  Its independence from Mexico was declared in 1836.
  • The chihuahua, the smallest breed of dog in the world, is named after a Mexican state.
  • The world’s largest pyramid is not in Egypt but in Mexico.
  • Mexico is the world’s second-biggest producer of horsemeat. Only China beats it.
  • Mexican children have to wait until January 6 for their Christmas presents; this date marks the visit of the three wise men to the baby Jesus in the biblical tale.
  • The national sport in the country is called Charreira, which displays distinctive horsemanship techniques.
  • Tequila and Tabasco are named after places in Mexico
  • 75% of all sesame seeds grown in Mexico end up on McDonald’s hamburger buns.
  • The country introduced corn, chilies, and chocolate to the world.
  • Mexico is the second fattest country in the world, first comes the United States.

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