10 Facts About Mexico

Since there's more to Mexico than just irresistible food, fascinating culture, and breathtaking natural wonders, we've put together a few more interesting facts about the Land of Enchantment.
  1. Mexico is home to 34 UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Cultural (27), Natural (6), and Mixed (2), and 21 more on the tentative list.
  2. It has the largest bullfighting ring - the Plaza del Toro Mexico
  3. Mexico belongs to the top five biggest countries.
  4. Most of the time, the first thing that will come to mind when you hear avocado is guacamole. And yes, this avocado sauce was created by the Aztec empire who during the 14th-16th centuries dominated central Mexico.
  5. Mexico is among the countries that lie within the Pacific Ring of Fire.
  6. The colored TV was invented by a 22-year old Mexican named Guillermo Gonzales Camarena, in the 1940s.
  7. At 8,406 feet (5,610 meters) above sea level, the Volcano Pico de Orizaba is known to be the third highest peak in North America and has been inactive since 1687.
  8. Along with corn abundance in Mexico, other chief crops include wheat, tomatoes, sugarcane, bananas, chilies, green peppers, oranges, limes, mangoes, beans, avocado, coffee.
  9. The majority are Roman Catholics, about four-fifths of the population.
  10. There are more than 50 indigenous languages spoken.