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10 Interesting facts about Mexico

For anyone interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Mexico, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. Mexico is the most populous Spanish speaking country worldwide with a population of 113 million.
  • 2. The name Mexico is from its capital at the time, Mexico City in 1524.  Mexico City in turn comes from the Aztec capital Mexico Tenochtitlan that it was build on top of.  The current flag for Mexico features three stripes and in the center has a picture of an eagle standing on a cactus and clutching a snake, influenced by an Aztec legend from the 14th century.  Aztec mythology is typically loaded with snakes, lizards and birds.
  • 3. The earliest evidence of human activities goes back to 21000 BC with increased findings of farming activities in 7000 BC.
  • 4. Mexico is a megadiverse biodiversity country, with over 200,000 different species of reptiles (#1 worldwide with 707 known species), second in mammals, fourth in amphibians and fourth in flora.  Is home to the largest wildcat in North America, the jaguar found in Mexico’s southern jungles.
  • 5. Is home to the LMT or Large Millimeter Telescope, the world’s largest and most sensitive single-aperture telescope.  Located on top of the Sierra Negra, astronomers can use to discover new stars, solar system formations and other unknowns in space.
  • 6. The cuisine in Mexico is based on traditions from the Aztecs and Maya using maize, tomato, avocado, guava, papaya, beans, sweet potato and peanuts, combined with imported diets of rice, beef, pork, chicken, wine, garlic and onions.  The mixture ends up in dishes such as tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos, tamales and more.
  • 7. Mexico was the birthplace of chocolate, corn and chilies.  The story goes that when Spanish Conquistadors made their arrival in the 1500’s, they were presented with one of the most cherished drinks, hot chocolate.
  • 8. Is home to the well known beverage Tequila, a distilled drink made from the blue agave plant.  Most of the production comes from around the city of Tequila, which happens to be in a region full of blue volcanic soil perfect for growing blue agave.  The flavor can differ depending on where the agave plant is grown, where the highlands produce a sweeter flavor and the lowlands giving a more herbaceous influence.
  • 9. Mexico receives the highest number of tourists or visitors a year for any country in the Americas outside of the US.
  • 10. One of the leading attractions for visitors are all the ancient ruins scattered throughout the country, giving a glimpse of life from 1000’s of years ago.  Some of the main regions for visiting ruins include Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca and Mexico City.

Have your own networks with others in Mexico

If you regularly share content or work with people in Mexico, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your language, including Spanish, English and others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views in respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability to add networks, use the applications, and initial storage for your various files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Mexico, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples and relevant blog articles.

| Posted on | June 14, 2013 | Comments Off

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