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- Mexico is the 14th largest independent country in the world, the 11th most populous country in the world and the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world.
- Mexico has a free market economy and has the 11th largest GDP in the world.
- There is no official language. Spanish is spoken by 97% of the population.
- The official currency is the Mexican Peso.
- In 2000 Mexico became the 11th country in the world to have 100 million people.
- The country is abundant in minerals—notably silver, copper, sulfur, lead, and zinc.
- Mexico is nearly three times as large as Texas and more than twice as large as Venezuela.
- It is home to the largest bullfighting ring.
- The country has the oldest living tree in the world. It is 40 feet tall.