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Top 10 FASCINATING Facts About MEXICO

March 23, 2017

Mexico’s international reputation isn’t exactly the greatest. Plagued by drug violence, hampered by poverty, and constantly getting bashed by US politicians, it can seem like a scary, far-away place where bad things happen. Even in the carefree days before the drug war, lots of Americans just saw it as the land of tequila, siestas and rowdy spring breakers.

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10. It Used to be the 5th Biggest Nation on Earth
9. It Has the Oldest University in North America
8. There are Over 60 Official Languages
7. They Had the Shortest Presidency in World History
6. In Some States, There are Three Genders
5. It’s Home to the World’s Smallest Volcano
4. Net Mexican Migration to the US is Actually Negative
3. Mexico Once Went to War With France Over Pastries
2. They Briefly Had the Most-Deluded Emperor in History
1. Their Capital City is Sinking

Source/Further reading:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Political_divisions_of_Mexico_1821_(location_map_scheme).svg

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https://www.britannica.com/topic/National-Autonomous-University-of-Mexico

http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/what-languages-are-spoken-in-mexico.html

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http://www.history.com/news/the-pastry-war-175-years-ago
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Maximilian-archduke-of-Austria-and-emperor-of-Mexico
http://www.ecowatch.com/why-this-city-of-21-million-people-is-sinking-3-feet-every-year-1882187727.html

 

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