By: Chase Tieben
The official name of for Mexico is the United Mexican States.
Mexico is the 11th most populated country in the world with around 117 million people (as of July 2012).
Mexico is the 14th largest country by land area.
There are 31 states in Mexico as well as the capital city (Mexico City).
Mexico is home to over 30 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is a popular tourist destination.
Stone tools have been found in Mexico that suggest the existence of humans there around 23000 years ago.
The highest mountain in Mexico is Pico de Orizaba, a dormant volcano that reaches 5,636 metres (18,491 ft) above sea level.
The national symbol of Mexico is the golden eagle which features prominently on the coat of arms.
The main language spoken in Mexico is Spanish.
The largest source of immigration to the United States is from Mexico.
Mexican food is known for its range of flavors and spices. Popular dishes include tacos, burritos and enchiladas.
The most popular sport in Mexico is football (soccer).
Mexico hosted the Football World Cup in both 1970 and 1986.
Mexico City hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1968.
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