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10 Cool Facts About Mexico You Didn't Know

Mexico

Mexico lies between the United States and Central America.  It is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches, its diverse landscape of mountains, its deserts, and its dense jungles. Here are ten cool facts about Mexico that many people do not know.

The capital, Mexico City has lots of upscale shops, very renowned museums, and restaurants that cater to modern life with gourmet and tasteful dishes.

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Population: 119.5 million (2015)

Capital: Mexico City

Currency: Mexican peso

President: Enrique Peña Nieto

Continent: North American

System of Government: Democracy

Official Language: None

Cool Facts About Mexico

1. BAD WORDS, GOOD MEANINGS

They use offensive words in friendly ways.  New comers might take offense but you don't need to be offended.

2. ENDANGERED CAPITAL

Capital, Mexico City is sinking by ten inches every year!  By year 2000, the city sank by some 9 metres!

3. NO PRESENTS FOR KIDS ON CHRISTMAS

There are no Christmas presents for kids on Christmas day!  Gifts are given to kids on the 6th of Jan.  It is believed that the three wise men visited Jesus in this day.

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4. HOT INGREDIENT

Mexican hot chocolate incorporates hot chili pepper.

5. WELCOME TO LOOK

Mexicans believe it is not rude to stare, after all everyone does it.

6. SLOW AS SNAILS

They walk too slowly on the streets.  It gives the impression that they are never in a hurry.

7. DRIVE WITHOUT LEARNING

To get s driver's license, you only need to fill a form.  Knowledge of driving is not a requirement.

8. LOVE OPENLY

Public show of affection is most noticeable in Mexico.  It is exactly as depicted in the telenovelas.

9. LARGE IS BEST

Mexicans are known for their large and elaborate parties.  They are also known for taking the best care of their visitors.

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10. A DAY FOR THE DEAD

There is a holiday celebration called The Day of the Dead.  It holds on the 2nd of November of every year.

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