Country of the Week: Mexico

Mexico is known for a lot of things: colorful festivals, delicious delicacies, and a distinct cultural vibe. But sometimes looking at Mexico just at face value can hide some of the more interesting facts and tidbits that can make a vibrant country even more vivid.
Scratch beyond the surface and get a little more intimate with these small yet significant aspects of this wondrous country:
Other title(s): Estados Unidos Mexicanos, México, United Mexican States
Continent: North America
Capital: Mexico City
Current Political Leader: President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Most Populous City:: Mexico City
Language(s): Spanish
Currency: Mexican peso
National symbol:: eagle with a snake in its beak perched on a cactus (coat of arms)
Major Religion(s): None
Famous landmarks: Yaxchilán, Edzná, Palenque Ruins, El Tajín, Tulum Ruins
Movies filmed in Mexico: Romeo & Juliet, Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Tomorrow Never Dies, Elysium, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Apocalypto
Famous people: Salma Hayek, Frida Kahlo, Guillermo del Toro, Thalia, Cesar Milan, Luis Miguel, Juan Gabriel, Porfirio Diaz
Climate: Mexico is a large country, with varied terrains, thus weather varies greatly across different areas. The country experience two main seasons: rainy and dry. The Baja Peninsula is either temperate and dry in Baja California, while California Sur offers milder temperatures. Inland northern Mexico is arid, with temperatures dropping in winter or scorching hot in summer. Inland central Mexico has a more pleasant spring-like climate with warm to hot days and cooler evenings, but significantly cooler climates at high altitude cities in the southern region. Gulf Coast is generally humid while it is warm in Yucatan Peninsula with hurricanes experienced between June and November along its Carribean coast.
Popular Festivals: Son Joracho Music Festival, Semana Santa, Day of the Dead, Festival del Mexico, Cinco de Mayo, Festival Internacional Cervantino, Morelia International Film Festival, Carnaval in Veracruz & Mazatlán