Mexico is a North American country whose official name is the United Mexican States.
Mexico's Independence Day is celebrated on September 16, the date on which, in 1810, it gained independence from Spain. Mexico's Independence Day is also called "Grito de Dolores", in memory of the historic event that took place in Mexico in the early hours of September 16, 1810. The Roman Catholic priest Miguel Hidalgo Y. Costilla rang his church bell and gave the call to arms that had begun the Mexican War of Independence. It happened in the state of Guanajuato in the small town of Dolores.
Every year on the eve of Independence Day, the President of Mexico repeats the call to arms from the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City, ringing the bell rang by the priest Hidalgo in 1810.
In honor of Mexico's Independence Day, get some interesting facts about it:
Mexico ranks 11th in the world in terms of population size, estimated at 121 million people.
In Mexico there are 68 official languages, including Native American "Indian" languages. The most spoken language in Mexico is Spanish.
The largest pyramid in the world is not in Egypt, but in Mexico, and it is called the Great Pyramid of Cholula and is located in Pueblo Mexico.
The Aztecs, who ruled Mexico about 500 years ago, used cocoa seeds as a currency.
The Aztecs would also sacrifice one percent of their population to the gods each year, totaling 250,000 people.
The first great culture in Mexico was the Olmec, which began in 1500 BC and ceased to exist in 400 AD.
Popcorn is a food invented in Mexico about 6,000 years ago.
San Francisco was part of Mexico until the United States War of Mexico in 1848.
In 1917, Germany invited Mexico to join the World War and attack the United States to regain the territory of Arizona, Texas and New Mexico.
Mexico is the most fat country in the world.
Since 2000 illegal immigration from Mexico to the United States has increased by 80%.
Mexico City has the largest taxi fleet in the world where there are 100,000 taxis operating every day.
The origin of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is a misunderstanding. The Spanish who came to the place asked the local people how they were called, and they answered "Yokatan", which means "I do not understand you" in their language.
Mexico's 34th President, Pedro Lascuráin, has been in office for less than an hour.
There is only one arms store in Mexico. Ninety percent of the country's weapons are smuggled from the United States.
Each year, residents of the city of Naco, Arizona, join the residents of the city of Naco, Mexico, to play volleyball beyond the border fence separating the US and Mexico.
The only country that protested against the German annexation of Austria in 1938, just before World War II, was Mexico.
When Hernan Cortez conquered the territory of Mexico he called it "New Spain".
In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia, and Israel, money notes have Braille markings for the blind.
Texas declared its independence from Mexico in 1836 and became a republic until it joined the United States in 1845.
75% of the sesame grown in Mexico ends up in McDonald's burger rolls.
In Mexico there is a town called La Esperanza where mass boxing fights are held to ask the gods that the season be rainy.
In 1985, after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Mexico City, they survived a hospital that collapsed almost all babies for seven days without food, water, heat or human contact.
The Golden State Fence, which was hired to build part of the border wall between the US and Mexico, was fined $ 5 million for employing illegal foreign workers.
Sweetened drinks kill more people in Mexico than violent crimes.
In 1943, a crack broke out in a cornfield of a farmer in Mexico, who grew up in a volcano at the height of a five-story building within one week and reached 1,100 meters a year later.
Since 1981, Mexico has not extradited its citizens to countries where the death penalty is imposed, and has managed to protect 400 of its citizens accused of capital offenses in the United States.
Mexico City is the city with the most dense traffic in the world.