Interesting facts about Mexico

The official name of Mexico is Estados Unidos Mexicanos (United Mexican States).

Interestingly, Mexico gave the world chocolate, corn and chili.

The largest wildcat in North America, the jaguar, lives in southern Mexico.

The National University of Mexico City was founded in 1551 by Charles V, King of Spain, and is the oldest university in North America. Millions of butterflies migrate to Mexico every year from the US and Canada

Mexican children do not receive gifts for Catholic Christmas. They receive gifts on January 6, the day the Mexicans celebrate the arrival of the Three Wise Men.

Mexico is located in the "ring of fire", one of the most powerful zones of volcanoes and earthquakes.

Interesting fact Mexico City is built on the ruins of the great Aztec city, Tenochtitlan. Because it is built on a lake.

The Mexican flag has three vertical stripes. The left green stripe represents hope, the middle white stripe represents purity, and the right red stripe represents the blood of the Mexican people. The image of an eagle eating a snake is based on the legend of the Aztecs.

Chihuahua is the smallest dog in the world and is named after the Mexican state. Mexico City is the oldest city in North America and one of the largest cities in the world.

The Aztecs sacrificed between 10, 000 and 50, 000 people a year. During the reign of Montezuma II, 12, 000 people were sacrificed in one day. Interesting Fact When the Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortez arrived in 1519, the Aztecs believed it was their returning god, Quetzalcoatl, and offered him the drink of the gods: hot chocolate. Mexico remained under Spanish control for nearly 300 years until the uprising of the Mexican people, led by a priest named Father Hidalgo, on September 16, 1810. Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on September 16.

The Spanish conquerors brought bullfighting to Mexico, which has now become the national sport in Mexico. Bullfighting is held from November to April in the largest arenas.

Mexico is an international country, in which more than 50 nationalities live, but Spanish is still the state language of Mexico. Interestingly, Texas was a Mexican province that declared its independence from Mexico in 1836 as a result of the war with the United States (1836-1838).

The Chichen Itza pyramid in Mexico has been named one of the new seven wonders of the world.