16 facts you probably didn’t know about Mexico

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1. Mexico is 11th most populus country in the world with more than 120 million people and it is most populated spanish speaking country in the world.

2. 68 official languages. That’s right, Mexico has 68 official languages.

3. Volcano rabbit. Mexico is home to a very rare rabbit called the volcano rabbit which lives near Mexican volcanoes.

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5. Oldest university in North America. The National University of Mexico was founded in 1551 which makes it the oldest university in North America.

5. World largest pyramid. The Great Pyramid of Cholula ( Cholula, Puebla, Mexico) is the world largest pyramid.

6. Do not drink tap water. As a rule you should not drink tap water in Mexico.

7. Benito Pablo Juárez Garcia served as Mexico’s only president of full Indian heritage in a time when all people of indigenous descent suffered extreme discrimination.

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8. The shortest presidency in the history of the world. Mexico’s 34th president, Pedro José Domingo de la Calzada Manuel María Lascuráin Paredes ruled for an hour and then quit.

9. Largest taxi fleet. Mexico City has the largest taxi fleet with over 100,000 taxis.

10. One gun shop. Ironically, Mexico has only one gun shop where you can legally buy a gun.

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11. Yucatan meansI don’t understand“. That’s what locals answered when Spanish explorers asked them what the area was called.

12. Second largest border. The border between Mexico and the United States is the second largest border in the world (only U.S.-Canadian border is longer).

13. El Dia De Reyes. Children in Mexico don’t receive presents on Christmas Day. They receive presents on January 6, the day on which Mexicans celebrate El Dia De Reyes, the arrival of the Three Wise Men.

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14. Mexican flag. The left green stripe on Mexican flag stands for hope, the middle white stripe stands for purity, and the right red stripe represents the blood of the Mexican people.

15. Chihuahua. The world’s smallest dog, Chihuahua, is named after a Mexican state.

16. Mexico is located in theRing of Fire,” one of the earth’s most violent earthquake and volcano zones which contains more than 450 volcanoes and has approximately 75% of the world’s active volcanoes.

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