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Interesting Facts About Mexico for Kids

Updated April 17, 2017

Mexico is a richly diverse country where the indigenous tribes of the region along with the Spanish influence have created a unique culture. In Mexico, you will find ancient ruins, picturesque beaches, bustling modern cities and everything in between.

Geography

In North America, Mexico is the southern neighbour to the United States. Mexico is approximately three times the size of the state of Texas.

Population

Mexico has the eleventh largest population of any country in the world. The average number of people living in a house is seven to ten people.

Money

The currency used in Mexico is the Mexican peso. The bills are printed in various colours such as pink, blue and green.

Food

Corn is one of the most common foods in Mexico. It is used to make tortillas which are eaten daily by most people. Tortillas are usually a substitute for bread. Other common foods are tacos, tamales, stew and beans.

Holidays

The major holidays celebrated in Mexico are Christmas, New Year's, Easter and Independence Day on September 16th.

Sports

The most popular sport in Mexico is soccer, known as fĂștbol. Another common sport is bullfighting.

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About the Author

Mary Fenton received a Bachelor of Arts in dance with an emphasis on performance and choreography from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has been a professional dancer, dance teacher, Realtor and writer.