Mexico is the largest country in Central America. It shares borders with three countries: Belize, Guatemala, and the United States. Some quick facts about Mexico include:
Spanish is spoken by more than 90% of the people, though a small number of people still speak indigenous languages such as Maya and Nahuatl.
The country’s 31 states span three time zones.
The majority of Mexicans are Christians, with over three quarters of the population following Roman Catholic traditions.
The popular Christmas-time plant, the poinsettia, grows in Mexico. The plant was brought to America in 1828 by Joel Roberts Poinsett; the United States Minister to Mexico.
Maize was cultivated in Mexico over 4,000 years ago and, today, the country is one of the world’s major suppliers of the crop.
Mexico ranks third in the world in terms of number of airports, just behind Brazil and the United States.
91% of the population is literate and it is generally expected that most citizens will complete a high school education.