Country Name: Mexico
Capital: Mexico City
Major Languages: Spanish
Location: North America
Population: 122.3 million (Average age: 26) (Life expectancy: 77 years)
Major Landforms: Central Mexican Plateau,Yucatan Peninsula,Northwestern Deserts
Major Cities: Guadalajara,Veracruz,Acapulco
Average Yearly Rainfall: 0.004 inches (0.1 millimeters)
Average Temperature: Generally, the average temperature in Mexico is warm all year long. It can be difficult to give an average temperature for this nation, however, because temperatures vary from month to month and from city to city.
Popular Music: Rancheras,Cumbias, Mexican pop
Food: Menudo,Tamales, Enchiladas, Tacos, Flautas, Auguas Frescas:)
Holidays: Dia De Los Muertos, Dia Del Nino, Dia de la Independencia
Unusual Laws: In the state of Guanajuato, kissing in public is forbidden.
In the city of Pachuca, it is prohibited to transport dead bodies inside private vehicles.
Native Animals: Donkey, Coyote, Iguana
Story Behind Flag: The story goes that the Aztecs received a vision or a sign from “Huitzilopochtli” through one of their many “gods” that told them they would know where to build their central city or “zocólalo”, the empire of
Tenochtitlan” ("Place of the Prickly Pear Cactus") when they saw what is today depicted on the Mexican Flag..They were told that when they saw a [Mexican] Eagle perched on a Nopal cactus with a serpent (rattle snake) in its talon, located on an island, this is where they should begin to build their permanent city. They supposedly did encounter this on an island in the middle of a lake (Lake Anáhuac) now known today as México City.