Geography of Mexico factsNorth America quiz
Where is the famous Cave of the Crystals?
In Mexico. The cave near Naica, Mexico, was discovered in 2000 by miners. At that time, it was completely submerged. Today, the cave is accessible because the mining company's pumping operations keep it clear of water. Unfortunately, the crystals deteriorate in air, and soon may be lost.
Apart from the United States of America, which other country in the world is officially named "United States"?
Mexico. The official name of Mexico is the United States of Mexico. Several other such countries existed in the past, including the United States of Brazil (1937-1967), United States of Colombia (1863-1886) and United States of Indonesia (1949-1950).
Which country in the New World has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites?
Mexico. A number of pre-Hispanic cities put Mexico in the first place in the Americas and sixth worldwide. There are 33 World Heritage Sites in Mexico, 21 in US, 19 in Brazil and 11 in Peru.
What is the most populous Spanish-speaking country in the world?
Mexico. The total population of Mexico is 112M. The second largest Spanish-speaking country is Colombia with 47M. For reference, the Spanish-speaking population of the United States is 35M.
Which of the following North American rivers has the lowest discharge?
Rio Grande is the fourth or fifth longest river system in North America, but it flows through arid and desert regions. The average discharge is just 82 m³/s (St Lawrence: 10100, Yukon: 6200, Colorado: 1200). It is also very variable, occasionally rising to over 10000 m³/s or dropping to 1 m³/s. During portions of 2001 and 2002 the mouth of the Rio Grande was blocked by a sandbar.