Fun Facts about Mexico
Did you know that:
Mexico City was built on a lake?
Mexico introduced chocolate to the world?
Mexico is the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world?
Salma Hayek is the first Mexican movie star to reach success in the U.S. since Dolores Del Río in the twenties?
The language spoken is Spanish?
The currency is the peso Mexicano?
In the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, the Aztecs used the poinsettia leaves to dye fabric for clothing and the sap for medicinal purposes, including to help control fevers?
Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, an amateur botanist and first United States ambassador to Mexico, introduced the plant that became known as the poinsettia to this country?
Mexico has 31 states?
Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year because it's built on top of an underground reservoir. Wells are drawing out more and more water for the city's growing population of more than 15 million people?
Mexico City is the oldest capital city in the Americas?