The capital of Mexico is Mexico City. Spanish is the most widely used language, although Mayan dialects are also used. Mexico is considered part of Central America. Mexico's population is 122.3 million with an average age of 27.4 years and a life expectancy of 77.14 years.
The top three major cities are Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara. The largest freshwater lake in Mexico is Lake Chapala, the largest river is Rio Bravo del Norte, and is bordered on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Mexico gets about 200 cm of precipitation a year. The lowest temperatures occur in January and February while the dry season is November to May followed by four months of rain.
- Mexico's type of government is a federal republic.
- Major Religions: There are no official religions but more than nine tenths of the population are related with Roman Catholicism.
- Popular Music: Music includes Grupera, Ranchera, Nortena, and Corridos.
- Major Sports: Charreria is the national sport of Mexico. Soccer is the most popular sport followed by boxing.
- Major Ethnic Groups: The major groups are Mestizo, Amerindian, and White.
The story behind the flag goes back to the Aztecs where one of their gods sent a symbol as to where they would make their capital city. According to one source, green is for independence, white is for Roman Catholicism, and red for union. The native animals of Mexico are a jaguar, vaquita, and fish eating bat. There are no present health outbreaks but tourists should know that Mexico's health system is still far from perfect.