Mexico is located along the
of Fire, an unstable area in the Pacific Ocean that causes earthquakes
and volcanic eruptions in neighboring countries. Because Mexico is adjacent
to the Ring of Fire, the country is subject to much seismic activity,
which is often damaging to buildings and other structures.
Aztec and Mayan cultures
are historically important in Mexico. These
civilizations were very advanced and some
of their temples can
still be seen in areas of the country.
The natural habitats in Mexico are homes
for many native creatures. Tapirs, anteaters,
and armadillos are
examples of the interesting animals that
live in Mexico.
There is a lot more to learn about Mexico!
- Explore these sites for facts and figures
- Let Atlapedia's "Click-A-Map" show
you physical maps of Mexico.
- Explore Mexico with Mexico
for Kids. Learn about the history,
geography, government, and music, or play
games on this colorful, easy-to-understand
- Find out what today's date is according
to the tonalpohualli, the sacred
Aztec calendar. Then learn more about
their culture, cities, and history.
- Learn about the sacred and the scary figures
mythology with Encyclopedia Mythica.
- Access fast facts about important events
that happened during the Summer
Olympic Games in Mexico
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hosts of Olympic Games)