About Mexico

Facts About Mexico City:

  • Population of 22 million in 1,200 square miles.  Australia covers 3 million miles and has a population of 23 million.
  • The amount of unbelievers is equal to the entire populations of Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and Arizona while the amount of believers is equal to the population of San Francisco.
  • Largely Catholic, Mexico City is home to many other religions including: Judaism, Buddhism, Mormonism, and the occult- such as the worship of Saint Death (where Dia de los Muertos is derived).
  • Mexico City is referred to as D.F.  D.F. stand for Distrito Federal.  In English this means Federal District because it is the country’s capital city.
  • Catholicism in Mexico City is highly syncretic.  Many Catholics combine their faith with ancient Aztec beliefs.
  • The Aztec city of Tenochtitlan (modern day Mexico City) was built on the island of Texcoco in the middle of an ancient lake.   Since it was established in a lake, the ground is soft and Mexico City is constantly sinking.  It is very noticeable in some areas as large buildings are slanted and some buildings are separating from one another.
  • It is the 8th richest city in the world and is home to the richest man in the world, Carlos Slim.
  • It’s safer than the American media makes it out to be.
  • Has a Sam’s Club, Walmart, Costco, Gold’s Gym, and even a Goodwill.

Click on this picture for a taste of Mexico City!

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