México is the largest country in Central America. It shares borders with three countries: Belize, Guatemala, and the United States. Some quick facts about Mexico include:
- Spanish is spoken by 92% of people.
- The country has 31 states that span three time zones.
- The popular Christmas-time plant, the poinsettia, grows in Mexico. The plant was brought to America in 1828 by Joel Roberts Poinsetta; the United States Minister to Mexico.
- Maize was grown in Mexico over 4,000 years ago. Today, the country is one of the world’s major suppliers of the crop.
- Mexico ranks third in the world in terms of number of airports, just behind Brazil and the United States.
Text by Elise Webb.