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Snapshot of Mexico – Spanish is the official language of Mexico. Mexico is an ethnically diverse country, with many people being descendents from both indigenous groups and European immigrants, though the southern part of the country has significantly higher levels of indigenous peoples than other areas. These southern and central regions are also home to several indigenous languages, such as Nahuatl and Yukatek Maya. Over 80% of Mexico’s population belongs to the Roman Catholic church, with attendance rates at about 47%. Many Mexican towns and cities have their own patron saints, which are celebrated with yearly feasts. Both Spanish and indigenous influences can be seen in art, architecture, and music. Mariachi performing groups (bands using singers, guitars, trumpets, and other instruments) regularly perform at festivals and restaurants, and many folk dances and traditional music are still practiced. Rock, pop, and other music styles such as norteña and ranchera are popular today. Soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico, though baseball is also popular. Lucha libre wrestling and bullfighting are also popular events. Mexican cuisine is based on the staples of corn, beans, and chili peppers, often used with meat, cheese, and other herbs and spices. Traditionally, the main meal is eaten during the afternoon. A soup is served first, followed by a meat dish with sauce and salsa, along with tortillas and beans. Street vendors are also quite popular, selling tacos, quesadillas, tortas, roasted chicken, and other dishes. Bacon-wrapped hot dogs are another popular street vendor food. Cuisine varies in different regions, with flour tortillas, burritos, cheese, and beef being more popular in the north, while tropical fruits and tamales are more commonly used in southern cooking. Seafood, morisqueta (a sausage and rice meal), and carnitas (deep-fried pork) are more commonly eaten in western Mexico.

Mexico City at night. Photo courtesy of geeksonaplane.com.

Mexico City at night. Photo courtesy of geeksonaplane.com.

The Church

Mexico City Temple. Photo courtesy of Skyler Call.

Mexico City Temple. Photo courtesy of Skyler Call.

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Large cracks in Chalco. Photo courtesy of Chillymanjaro.

Large cracks in Chalco. Photo courtesy of Chillymanjaro.

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Mexico
President Jerald D. Crickmore

Calle Porvenir No. 8
Colonia Centro
C.P. 56600 Chalco, Estado de Mexico
Mexico

Spanish
168,720 (2010)
Catholicism
Low-lying coastal areas typically sport hot and sticky tropical climates. However, the weather in Mexico City, which is situated at an altitude of 2,300 meters above sea level, is far more moderate. Mexico City has a subtropical highland climate, with pleasant summers and mild winters, and an annual average temperature of 64°F (18°C). Seasonal variations in temperature are small, but May is the warmest month of the year, and January the coldest, when night frosts are possible.
Mexico City