Religion in Mexico
90% of the believing population of Mexico are Catholics, about 3% adhere to Protestantism.
Transport in Mexico
You can fly to Mexico with one or two transfers, and the travel time is about 17 hours. There is a well-developed domestic airline network, especially between major cities such as Mexico City, Guadalajara, Monterrey, Acapulco and Cancun.
Within the country, you can also travel by bus. There are luxury and middle class buses. The cost of travel in them differs quite strongly. The railway network is also developed, but the quality of travel in them is quite poor.
Buses and fixed-route taxis run inside the cities. in Mexico City there is a metro that is open on weekdays and on Sunday from 5 am to 0:30 am, and on Saturday – until 1:30 am. Alternatively, taxi services are available. It is best to call cars from the hotel, such taxis are equipped with meters.
To rent a car, you must have a credit card with you,
Plant and Animal World in Mexico
Coniferous forests grow in the mountains in the north of the country, cacti, yucca, agave and mesquite grow in the arid regions of the south, and tropical forests of palm trees, rubber trees and olive trees grow in the humid regions.
The fauna of Mexico is very diverse. Wolves and coyotes live in the north, ocelots, jaguars, peccaries, bears and cougars live in mountain forests, seals can be found on the coast, reptiles such as turtles, iguanas, rattlesnakes and lizards are common throughout the country.
Minerals in Mexico
The country has reserves of oil, natural gas, silver, coal, gold, copper, lead, zinc.
Banks in Mexico
Banks are open on weekdays from 9:00 to 17:00 and on Saturday from 9:00 to 14:00. In resort areas, some banks are also open on Sunday from 10:00 to 13:30.
Money in Mexico
The official currency is the New Mexican Peso. 1 peso is equal to 100 centavos. In circulation are banknotes of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 pesos and coins of 50, 20, 10 and 5 centavos.
You can exchange foreign currency at airports, where the most favorable rate is, in banks, in large hotels and at exchange offices. Most restaurants and shops accept credit cards and traveler’s checks, and ATMs are located throughout the resort areas. Also, in many stores you can pay in US dollars, but the change will be issued in pesos.
Rate: 100 Mexican Peso (MXN) = 4.71 USD
Political State in Mexico
The United Mexican States is a federal republic. According to politicsezine, the head of state and government is the president. The legislature is a bicameral parliament, which consists of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Population in Mexico
Among the indigenous people of Mexico, mestizos predominate (55%), about 29% are Indians, and 15% are Europeans.
The official language of the country is Spanish. Many locals speak various dialects, including Gaztec (Nahuatl), Maya, and Otomi. In large hotels, the staff understands English, French and German, but they still prefer Spanish.
Cuisine in Mexico
Mexican cuisine contains elements of Indian culinary traditions and classic European dishes. The main vegetable is corn, which is consumed in various forms.
The most popular corn dishes are charcoal-baked corn tortilla stuffed with tacos, meat in posoles cornmeal, toasted cornmeal-cocoa pinoles, cornmeal tortilla, steamed pieces of corn dough with sauce – “tamales”, cakes with various fillings – “nachos”, “quesadillas”, “tostados” and “chimichangas”. Beans, beans, mushrooms, onions and tomatoes are consumed in very large quantities. Chowders with seafood, legumes and spices are usually served as the first course.
Of the meat dishes, you should try goulash “olla podrida”, boiled pork with “chipile” vegetables, fried pieces of beef with “carne asados” bean garnish, minced meat with “picadillo” tomatoes, hot stuffed empanada tortillas, various turkey dishes, mexican style lamb, skewered pork tacos al pastor, beef and beans, and mexicali chicken.
The main “highlight” of most dishes is chili pepper, so the food is spicy. Among the fish dishes, especially interesting cod “yucatan”, lutianus “veracruz”, swordfish with lemon or garlic sauce, soup with seafood “sopa de marisco” and lobsters with avocados.
Dessert is mainly fruit, but also sweet dishes – sweet royal bread “rosca de reyes”, the core of which is filled with dried fruit, roasted sugar cane “canas asadas”, a variety of pastries, cherry “chimichangi”, corn soufflé, mango with cream, pumpkin in syrup and stuffed puddings.
From alcoholic beverages, Mexican “tequila”, which is made from the plant “blue agave”, is world famous.