Mexico Fun Facts for Kids

Have you ever been to Mexico? Or maybe you live in Mexico. Well, I bet you didn’t know that Mexico’s official name is the United Mexican States. I didn’t even know that! There is so much more we can learn about this country from its oldest cities, to its population, and rich culture, so let’s get learning with these Mexico fun facts for kids!

Where in the World is Mexico?

Mexico is a country located in North America. It is in between the United States and Central America (Latin America).

Mexico is the third-largest country in North America. It is the 14th largest country in the World.

Mexico Fun Facts for Kids – The Geography of Mexico

Mexico has a diverse climate, with tropical rainforests in the south and deserts in the north.

The Sierra Madre Oriental Mountain Range is located in Mexico.

The country is home to the world’s largest pyramid, the Great Pyramid of Cholula. This pyramid also marks the largest archaeological site of a pyramid in the New World of the Americas.

Cities in Mexico

The country is divided into 31 states, several hundred small towns, and one federal district.

The capital city of Mexico is Mexico City, which is located in central Mexico. Mexico City is also the largest city by population with over 8 million residents. Thousands more visit the city as it is a popular tourist destination.

Ancient Cities in Mexico

Cholula is the oldest city in Mexico. It was established between 800 and 200 BCE. That’s over 2000 years old! Do you know how old the city you live in is?

The ancient city of Teotihuacan is located in Mexico.

Mexico was home of the Maya civilization thousands of years ago and the Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza are located in Mexico. This is a breathtaking sight to see and is actually on my bucket list. Would you take a trip there to see them?

Mexico Fun Facts for Kids – The Population of Mexico

Mexico is a populous country, specifically in the center of the country and Mexico City. The current population of Mexico is approximately 128.9 million people. Wow, that’s a lot of people!

There are more than 10,000 different animal species located in Mexico and several thousand more located in coastal areas and the Gulf of Mexico.

Monarch butterflies migrate to Mexico every year for warmer weather and stronger sunlight.

The Mexican Flag

The Mexican flag has three colors: green, white, and red, placed in vertical columns. The green part means hope and prosperity, the white stripe means purity, and the red area stands for the blood that was shed by the heroes of Mexico over the years.

The Mexican flag features an eagle eating a snake on a cactus. This image is located on the center of the Mexican flag and was a popular symbol used by the Aztecs, who were Mexico’s ancient people.

The Mexican flag is one of only three national flags that feature a logo. France and Italy share similar designs to colors to the Mexican flag, although they have different meanings.

Mexico Fun Facts for Kids – Culture in Mexico

The country is home to over 250 different cultures, as seen through the Mexican people, Mexican cuisine, and sports. Soccer is a very popular sport in Mexico.

Spanish is the official language of Mexico and it is the main language. However, some residents have begun to stray from Spanish rule and customs. This is more common in southern Mexico than in northern Mexico, although many prominent revolutionaries such as Pancho Villa came from North Mexico during the Mexican Revolution.

The country’s currency is the Mexican peso. One Mexican peso is equal to five cents in US money.

Ancient culture and religion have been preserved in the country of Mexico for thousands of years. The Roman Catholic Church is still prominent in Mexico and the Virgin of Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico.

Have you ever heard of Day of the Dead? The Day of the Dead is a popular holiday in Mexico celebrated around the time of Halloween in the United States. It celebrates the lives of ancestors who have passed and honors their souls.

Mexican Cuisine

Do you like spicy food? If yes, then you will absolutely love Mexican food! Mexican food is known for its spicy flavors and colorful presentation.

Corn is the staple crop of Mexico. There are more than 1.5 million corn farmers in Mexico. Can you imagine how much corn they produce?

Vanilla is the most popular flavor of ice cream in Mexico. What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Mexico Fun Facts for Kids – Famous Figures in Mexican History

Mexico is home to several great artists, including Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo, one of the most famous painters in history, was born in Mexico City.

You may not know him, but ask your parents and grandparents about Guillermo del Toro. He is a famous filmmaker known for Pan’s Labyrinth among other well-known titles.

The Mexican Government

The current President of Mexico is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. He has been President of the country since 2018, serving his people for four years.

The Mexican economy is the 15th largest in the world.

Mexico is a member of the United Nations and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Mexico Fun Facts for Kids – Mexico as Producers

Did you know that Mexico is the world’s largest producer of silver? If you have any sterling silver jewelry, you can thank the Mexicans for that!

The country is also a major producer of copper and oil.

Let’s Summarize!

Mexico is one of the three main countries located in North America. It sits just below the United States and is home to over 120 million people and thousands of animal species. Several animal species also migrate to the area to enjoy the warm weather. This is the same for tourists, who often travel to Mexico for their beaches and rich history. Mexico is home to ancient ruins of the Mayans and the Aztecs as well as the world’s largest pyramid, The Great Pyramid of Cholula.

So, let me ask you, would you want to visit Mexico? It’s definitely on my bucket list!


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