We are all used to refer to the country of piquant tequila, prickly cactus and cute donkeys just ”Mexico”, but the official name sounds like the United Mexican States because it consists of thirty-one states and the capital itself. In 1551, in Mexico City, the Spanish King Charles V founded the National University that became the first in North America. The length of the border between the United States and Mexico is three thousand and 201 kilometers. It is the most crossed. About five million cars legally move through it and 350 million people are passing by. A unique mixture of descendants of many civilizations lurks in the blood of modern Mexican people. Among them are the Africans, the Olmecs, the French, the Toltecs, the Spaniards, the Aztecs, the Leaks, the Incas and the Maya.
Mexico is located in one of the most active zones (where volcanoes and earthquakes have their power) – ”Ring of Fire”. Mexico City is located on the ruins of the Aztec city, namely Tenochtitlan (built on the lake). Therefore, the Mexican capital with a swift (up to 20 centimeters per year) speed is drowning. The pyramid of Chichen Itza is named one of the new 7 wonders of the world. ”Danaus plexippus” is not a sorcery, but the name of beautiful butterflies that in the amount of millions are annually flying from the USA and Canada to the capital of the United Mexican States. When evaporating a huge amount of tequila, you can get real diamonds!
The most popular character of folklore is La Jorona (”mourner” or ”ghostly woman”), as well as ”Chupacabra” (a kind of mythical creature that kills, sucking blood, livestock). In the city of Guanajuato, you can find a museum of mummies with one hundred and one exhibits. All the represented bodies were naturally mummified, of course, because of certain features of the local climate. You surely know the cute pocket dogs?
The Chihuahua breed was named after the Mexican state, first discovered in the mid-nineteenth century. Thanks to the many recipes preserved since ancient times, Mexican cuisine is still the object of UNESCO. Because of all earlier noticed facts, slots of this category are very popular and nice.