• The world’s richest person 2010–2013 was Mexican: Carlos Slim Helú is estimated to be worth around US$63.5 billion, thanks to his holdings in companies such as Telmex and América Móvil.

Because it is built on an ancient lake bed, Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 15–20cm per year.

Mexico is the home of chocolate (from the Náhuatl “xocolatl”), chiles and maize (corn), though it exports more tomatoes than any other crop (also derived from the Náhuatl word “tomatl”).

The opening scenes of Bond movie Spectre (2015) closed down central Mexico City’s Zócalo for ten days and involved 1500 extras (mostly dressed as Day of the Dead revellers).

 Bugs have been culinary delicacies in Mexico since Aztec times, with some of the most popular cocopaches (a type of cockroach), chicatanas (flying ants) and escamoles (ant larvae and pupae).

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The colours of Mexico captured in 14 pictures

Travel photographer Tim Draper has shot images for more than 20 Rough Guides guidebooks, visiting far-flung corners around the world. Here he shares some of h…

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Marvellous Mexico: 8 insider tips from our authors

Marvellous Mexico: 8 insider tips from our authors

Surviving 42ºC (107ºF) desert heat, tramping hurricane-battered Pacific beaches and scaling lofty volcanoes, our hard-travelling authors have visited every co…

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