interesting facts Mexico


interesting facts Mexico:

Nationality: Mexican

Languages: Spanish

Religions: Roman Catholic

Population: 121,736,809

Median Age: 27.6 years

Population Growth Rate: 1.18%

Birth Rate:  1.88 %

Death Rate: 0.52%

Capital: Mexico City

Electricity Production: 277 billion kWh

Electricity Exports: 1.288 billion kWh

Electricity Imports : 607 million kwh

Telephones- Landline: 21.1 million

Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 102.2 million

Airports: 1714

Airports with Paved Runways : 243

Heliports: 1

Railways: 15,389 km

Road Ways: 377,660 km

Water Ways: 2900 km

Passports Validity:  Six months max.

The site of several advanced Amerindian civilization -including the Olmec, Toltec , Teotihuacan , Zapotec , Maya and Aztec- Mexico was conquered and colonized by Spain in the early 16th century

Economy :
Mexico's $1.3 trillion economy has become increasingly oriented toward manufacturing in the 21 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement ( NAFTA ) entered into force

Per capita income is roughly one-third that of the USA income distribution remains highly unequal

interesting facts Mexico

interesting facts Mexico

  • About 1/4th of the population live in the capital - "Mexico" city

  • There has been more than 34600 deaths from drug related violence since President Felipe Calderon's first four years in Office . 2010 had the most killing with a total of 15,237 murder victims

  • Only 10% of the Mexico people read newspapers on a daily basis

  • While bull fighting is Mexico's national sport football is currently more popular
  • Anthony Quinn was the first Mexican to win an Academy Award

  • Mexico is located in the Ring of the fire one of the earth's most violent earthquakes and volcanoes zones

  • Mexican children receive gifts on January 6, the day on which Mexicans celebrate the Arrival of the Three Wise Men

  • Mexican children do not receive presents on Christmas Day

  • Mexico city is the largest city in the world It was built on the site of the ancient city of Tenochtitlan

  • Mexico has the world's smallest volcano which is 43 feet tall and has a staircase inside

  • There is a tree called the Kapoc that produces cotton like balls

  • Mexico City was built on a lake

  • Mexico is the largest salt producer in the world

  • An Ancient Mayan weapon is the hornet bomb. It was literally hornet nests that they threw at their enemies

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