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About Mexico

United Mexican States
Estados Unidos Mexicanos

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Location: North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States.

 

Nationality: Mexican

 

Population: Over 128 million


Known for

Art

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Mexico is known for important artists and muralists such as Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

Aztecs

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The Aztecs were a Mesoamerican culture that flourished in central Mexico in 1300 to 1521.

Chocolate

 

Chocolate originated in ancient Mexico, and the word chocolate in English and Spanish comes from the Nahuatl word xocolātl.

Cuisine

Mexico is well known for outstanding cuisine that combines Spanish influences with Indigenous traditions and local ingredients.

Indigenous Culture

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The indigenous (or native) cultures of Mexico can be seen in Mexican Spanish, place names, and Mexican food.

Music

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Mexico is home to a variety of traditional and modern music genres. Some Mexican folk music traditions include mariachi, corrido, and banda.

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Mexican Culture

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Mexico Travel

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