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Learn some interesting information about Mexico while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!

Read about the highest mountain in Mexico, its national symbol, population, tourism, language, cuisine, sporting culture and much more.

  • The official name of for Mexico is the United Mexican States.

  • Mexico is the 10th most populated country in the world with around 132 million people as of 2023.

  • Mexico is the 13th 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 23,000 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.

  • Mexicans drive on the right-hand side of the road.

  • 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.

  • In 2013, "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón became the first Mexican to win the Academy Award for Best Director. He would win again in 2018 for his work on the film "Roma".

  • 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.

  • For more information, check out maps of Mexico or take a closer look at the Mexican flag.

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