124 million Mexicans live in an area five and a half times the size of Germany. The country is the fourth largest car exporter in the world and ranks fifteenth among the world’s most important economies. Würth Mexico was founded in 1990 with its headquarters in Emiliano Zapata. Since then, various other locations and subsidiaries have been opened throughout the country.
1. ONE LAND – ONE RELIGION
After Brazil, Mexico is the country with the most
Catholics. Around 83 percent of the population belongs to the Catholic church.
2. THE GOLD OF THE SEA
The city of Guerrero Negro is home to the largest salt extraction plant in the world. Every year, 7 million tons of sea salt are mined there.
3. NATIONAL BEVERAGE TEQUILA
Mexico is famous for its tequila. Around 260 million liters of the liquor are produced annually.
4. REVOLUTIONARY HERO ZAPATA
The city of Emiliano Zapata is named after the revolutionary hero of the same name. He came from this region.
THE LARGEST CRYSTALS IN THE WORLD CAN BE FOUND IN A MINE NEAR THE CITY OF NAICA. SOME OF THEM CAN REACH A LENGTH OF 14 METERS.
5. CLEAR THE RING!
Mexican wrestling is called “lucha libre” and is very popular. The wrestlers compete against one another wearing masks.
6. DAY OF THE DEAD
From 31 October to 2 November, Mexico celebrates the “Day of the Dead”. People dress up and commemorate their dead relatives with a festival.
Mexico officially recognizes 62 indigenous languages. Nahuatl, spoken by the Aztecs, and Yucatec Maya, spoken by the Mayans, are wide spread.
7. SLIP-SLIDING AWAY …
The sinking city: Mexico City was founded on soft ground and sinks 15 centimeters every year. Because of this, many old buildings are crooked.
8. GO FOR COLOR!
The carnival in Veracruz is world-renowned. To kick off the event, the bad mood is burnt symbolically before starting with the parades and dancing.
THE MUNICIPALITY OF SAN JUAN CHAMULA HAS ITS OWN LEGAL SYSTEM. ACCORDING TO MAYAN TRADITION, MEN ARE ALLOWED TO HAVE THREE WIVES AT THE SAME TIME.
9. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN CULTURE
Just off of Cancun’s coast, there is an underwater museum. There, divers can appreciate around 400 sculptures created by the artist Jason deCaires Taylor.
10. FRUITY THIRST QUENCHERS
Crazy for soda: the residents of Mexico drink more soda than anyone else in the world. Approximately 163 liters per person each year.
PREPARE YOUR OWN CARNITAS
¡Ay! Tacos gehören zu den beliebtesten Fast-Food-Gerichten Mexikos. Das Fladenbrot (Tortilla), das mit Weizen oder Maismehl zubereitet wird, ist ideal für ein schnelles Essen auf die Hand. Füllen kann man Tacos ganz nach Gusto. Typisch sind aber die scharfen Salsas, die den Tacos ihre Würze geben.
Würth Mexico celebrates its 25th company anniversary. And especially the team spirit among its employees.