Facts About Mexico
Mexico Basic Facts
Fun Facts About Mexico
Though Spanish is the official language, there are 68 other languages spoken in Mexico.
Because Mexico lies between the equator and the Arctic Circle, it is home to a wide variety of animals who are either seeking warmth away from the Arctic or cooler temperatures away from the equator.
Indigenous culture is woven throughout all aspects of Mexican life. Many Mexicans are mestizos, a mix of Native American and Spanish heritage.
Mexico has more taxis than any other country in the world!
History of Mexico
The Olmec people, Mexico’s first complex society, emerged in the southeastern part of the country around 1200 B.C. They were later followed by the Maya, the Toltec, and the Aztec peoples.
Mexico’s ancient societies built great cities and huge pyramids, created remarkable works of art, and even studied the stars and planets to determine when to plant crops and hold ceremonies.
In the early 1500s, the Spanish arrived in Mexico. The Aztec people got sick from smallpox and other diseases that the Spanish brought with them. The Spaniards also seized and destroyed the Aztec capital, called Tenochtilán. The Spanish ruled Mexico until 1821.
Map of Mexico
Mexico Flag Activity
Famous Mexico Landmarks
- Museo Frida Kahlo (La Casa Azul)
- Tulum Ruins
- Great Pyramid of Cholula
- Cenote Dos Ojos
- Museo Nacional De Antropología
- Chichen Itza
- Monumento a la Revolución