Most commonly known for its endless stretches of virgin beaches, its white sands, and its coastal resorts, here are ten facts about Mexico you may not be aware of.
1 – Mexico is the 14th largest country in the world, geographically, and the world’s 11th most populated country.
2 – 60% of Mexico’s population is made up of Mestizos – a mixture of North American and European blood.
3 – Over 60 indigenous languages are spoken in Mexico. Only India has more native languages.
4 – Mexico is one of the World’s Top 5 most bio-diverse nations on Earth. More than 30,000 plant species, 1,000 bird species, and 1,500 mammal, reptile, and amphibian species are native to Mexico.
5 – 39% of the Earth’s marine mammals either live in or visit the Sea of Cortes in their lifetime, and nearly all of the World’s Gray Whales are born just off the coast of Baja.
6 – Recently adding three to the list, Mexico now has 32 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which is more than any other country in the Americas.
7 – Each year, millions of Monarch Butterflies migrate thousands of miles (from as far away as Canada) to Michoacan and Mexico State, which is arguably the world’s oldest and most onerous of annual migrations.
9 – Mexico is home to the biggest bullfighting ring in the world, the Plaza de Toros, which seats about 50,000 people.
10 – Many foods coveted in cultures around the world originated or were first domesticated in Mexico including: Vanilla, Red Tomato, Chocolate, Chili Peppers, Avocados, and Corn.
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