Mexico

The Land of Enchantment

Geography

Mexico is 758, 449 square miles. That's about three times the size of Texas! Mexico's geography ranges from rugged mountains to deserts, plateaus and coastal plains.


Food

Mexico has many varieties of food. There are different types of chili, tacos, enchiladas, beans, soups, bread, rice, you name it. Mexico loves to spice up their food, so be careful! Mexican people also love tortillas.


Climate

Mexico's climate varies depending on the region. It is tropical on the coasts, temperate in the mountain areas and desert as you move further inland. Mexico's northwestern coast also has a chaparral--a shrubby coastal area that has hot, dry summers and mild, cool and rainy winters.


Currency

Mexico's currency is the Mexican Peso. It was based off the silver dollar of Imperial Spain.


Language

The most common spoken language in Mexico is Spanish. The other languages are Native Mexican Indian languages. There are so many languages spoken you'd have to hear it to believe it.


Interesting Facts

Mexico is home to a very rare rabbit called the volcano rabbit which lives near Mexican volcanoes. Millions of monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every year from the U.S. and Canada. Texas was a Mexican province which declared its independence from Mexico in 1836, resulting in war with the United States (1836-1838). These are just a few cool facts.