Mexico has a rich and diverse history steeped in ancient tribal culture, colonization and political rebellions. As our southern neighbor, we have many connections with this nation. And, despite the complex border issues between the countries, the U.S. and Mexico depend on each other to maintain and support their important relationship.
Mexico is also home to an array of travel destinations, filled with adventure and nature. From the Mayan temples of the Yucatan, to beaches of Cancun and wildlife reserves near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is a fascinating place to visit and study.
Discover the dynamic relics of the advanced ancient civilizations who lived in present day Mexico and learn more about this fun place to travel.
When you think of vibrant colors, cuisines dominated by chill peppers and avocados, and top beach destinations that won’t break your wallet, Mexico may come to mind. A country steeped in rich ancient history, Mexico’s culture is a fusion of the old and the new, a blend of indigenous and Western customs, and a reminder that one country can indeed have it all.
With the arrival of the Spanish came the introduction of their language. Currently it is the dominant language in Mexico, though most residents are bilingual, speaking Spanish in addition to their native languages. Yet, the government recognizes 68 indigenous languages as official national languages.
Religion is another aspect of Mexico’s culture that is heavily influenced by the Spanish. With 82.7 percent of the population belonging to the Roman Catholic sector, Christianity is the prominent religion. But other regions shouldn’t be discounted, for immigration has brought the appearance of Islam and Buddhism, though their existence is small and limited.
three beef tacos with cheese, lettuce and tomatoes
Now, what is Mexican culture without mentioning its food? Mexican cuisine contains various basics: corn, tomatoes, chill peppers, avocados, and beans, which create some of the foods that famously hail from the country. For example, tacos, empanadas and poblanos. But long gone are the days of the Aztecs’s main meats, turkey and dog. The West introduced eating from domesticated animals, such as pork, chicken, beef, goat and sheep, and introduced cheese. Such influence, coupled with existing native foods, led to UNESCO recognizing Mexico’s cuisine as an Intangible Culture Heritage of Humanity in 2010.
Tom takes you behind the scenes of his trip to Mexico — scroll through the slideshow below to see what he and Demetrius experienced.
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Where is Mexico located?
In between the U.S. and Belize. The country is considered a part of North America, not Central or South America.
What is the capital of Mexico?
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico.
How big is Mexico?
About three times the size of Texas. Mexico is 761,606 sq. mi. or 1,964,375 sq. km.
What is the currency in Mexico called?
Peso. The Mexican peso is the currency used and originally distributed in the form of coins from Spain. Even after 1821 when the country became independent from Spain, the currency was still used, but paper denominations representing the peso were added.
What were the first official Mexican coins minted in 1863 called? (The name is still used today.)
Centavos. Though Mexican currency has changed many denominations since the nation gained independence from Spain, the name for coin is still centavos.
Before Mexico established its own government and before it was colonized by the Spanish, the land was ruled by highly evolved ancient empires. True or False?
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love mexico go mexico!!!!
The celebrat a special holiday it’s called the day of the dead.its about people how care or love the ones who died.
The celebrat a special holiday it’s called dia the los murdos ,the day of the dead.it is about celebriting the ones the loved.
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I think Mexico is a wonderful place. Go Mexico