Mexico Trivia

What is Mexico's most populous city?
The capital, Mexico City is home to approximately 22-million residents.

What is Mexico's top industry?
Between 15 and 16-million American's visit Mexico each year. It isn't surprising then that Mexico's economy is greatly sustained by its tourism industry. Mexico other strong industries include oil, textiles and agriculture.

Which city's pollution surpasses that of even Los Angeles?
Mexico's capital - Mexico City - has a reputation for being one of the most polluted cities on earth, with smog worse than that of Los Angeles.

In which Mexican city did traditional Mariachi music originate?
Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city is responsible for mariachi music, as well as tequila, the Mexican Hat Dance and Mexican sombreros.

What are'charros'?
Charros are Mexican cowboys. In the past Mexican cowboys were skilled ranchers. Today, charros show off their bronco riding and roping skills at Mexican rodeos or 'charreada' as entertainment.

What popular Mexican attraction provided the site where Elvis Presley prayed to the shrine in the film 'Fun in Acapulco'?
La Quebrada's 30 meter cliffs and narrow cove was the very site. Since the 1930's La Quebrada's cliff divers have been wowing tourists.

What famous Cabo San Lucas drinking hole is owned by an equally famous rocker?
The Cabo Wabo Cantina is owned by Sammy Hagar, frontman of Van Halen. The Cantina is just one of Cabo Wabo's sizzling hotspots. It features many rocking live bands and Sammy's musician buddies are known to stop by and hit the stage.

How are authentic Mexican tamales made?
Traditional Mexican tamales are made from corn dough rolled into a pocket and filled with either savory ingredients like chicken, potato and pork, or sweet fillings like syrupy brown beans and pineapple. Tamales are then wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves and steamed.

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