Challenge Your Assumptions About Mexico: 10 Facts

The HashTag Magazine
7 min readJun 4, 2024

You’ve probably got some preconceived notions about Mexico, haven’t you? It’s time to challenge them with these ten surprising facts.

Mexico is not just about tequila, sombreros, and tacos; it’s a country with a rich cultural history dating back thousands of years.

It boasts a diverse array of indigenous languages, is home to the world’s smallest volcano, and even played an important role in the origin of chocolate.

But there’s more to uncover, so why not stick around to unravel the intriguing complexities of this vibrant nation?

Mexico’s True Geographical Size

Contrary to common assumptions, Mexico, spanning over 1.96 million square kilometers, is the world’s 13th largest country by total area.

It’s larger than you might’ve imagined, right?

This misconception about its size is one of the many geographical misconceptions people have about Mexico.

To offer some size comparisons, Mexico is nearly three times the size of Texas and is roughly equivalent to the combined areas of Spain, France, and the UK.

Its vast landscape includes a variety of geographical features from deserts to tropical rainforests.



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