Mexico Country Profile
Capital: Mexico City
Currency: Mexican Peso (MXN)
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The United Mexican States is a country located at the southern of North America.
The country recorded a population of 126.2 million in 2018 and covers an area of 1.973 million km2.
Its capital city, which is also the main metropolis, is Mexico City. Its landmarks include the Templo Mayor, National Place and Baraque Catedral Metropolitana de Mexico of the Spanish conquistadors and.
Other cities include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez and Leon.
Cenote Saytun near Valladolid.
Spanish army led by Henan Cortes landed in Veracruz in 1519 where they started to conquer the country. Mexico became part of Spain between 1521 and 1820. There was a war of independence, which caused the formation of a temporary Mexican Empire.
The country became a federal republic in 1824.
Its culture is influenced by Aztec, Maya and the European colonization.
The crops grown in the country include corn, sugarcane, sorghum, wheat, tomatoes, bananas, chilli peppers, oranges, lemons, mangoes and tropical fruits.
The most popular dishes are chilaquilles, pozole, tacos, tostadas, elote, and enchiladas, mole and chiles en nogada.
Common wildlife animals include fox squirrel, lowland paca, porcupine, jaguar, jaguarondi, peccary, pronghorn and spider.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The common events held in the country are Saints’ Week, Three King’s Day, Candlemas, Carnaval, Independence Day, All Saints’ Day and Guadalajara International Festival.
Things to see
Archeological Zone of Tulum is a 13th century walled Mayan archaeological site within Tulum National Park.
Xcaret Park is a private resort on Riviera Maya on Caribbean coastline.
Xel-Ha Park is a commercial aquatic park on the Caribbean coast in Quintana Roo state.
Other must visit sites are Coba, Bosque de Chapultepec and Zocalo.
It is the largest Spanish speaking country in the world.
It has the longest working hours than any other country in the world.
It has one of the great wonders in the world, the Chichen Itza.
It is bordered by the United States on the north, the Pacific Ocean on the south and west, Guatemala, Belize and the Caribbean Sea on the southeast and, Gulf of Mexico on the east.
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