25 Facts About Mexico City

1. Mexico City is about to become the setting for a ride-hailing demolition derby.

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2. Mexico City is one of the most under-rated places in the world.

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3. Mexico City was overwhelming in color when the F1 road show stormed into the city, but there was a lot more going on from the Autodromo.

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4. Mexico City is a place full of culture, flavours and fun.

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5. Mexico City is colloquially known as Chilangolandia after the locals' nickname chilangos.

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6. Mexico City is Latin America's leading center for the television, music and film industries.

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7. In 2005, Mexico City became the first city to host an NFL regular season game outside of the United States, at the Azteca Stadium.

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8. Mexico City has some 10 Little Leagues for young baseball players.

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9. Mexico City has many modes of public transportation, from the metro system, to suburban rail, light rail, regular buses, BRT (bus rapid transit), 'pesero' minibuses, and trolleybuses, to bike share.

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10. Mexico City has several branches of renowned international restaurants and chefs.

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11. Mexico City is known for having some of the freshest fish and seafood in Mexico's interior.

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12. Mexico City is a leading center of popular culture and music.

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13. Mexico City is home to a number of orchestras offering season programs.

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14. Mexico City has numerous museums dedicated to art, including Mexican colonial, modern and contemporary art, and international art.

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15. Mexico City is home to the largest population of US Americans living outside the United States.

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16. In 1921, Mexico City had less than one million inhabitants.

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17. Mexico City has one of the world's fastest-growing economies and its GDP is set to double by 2020.

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18. Mexico City is one of the most important economic hubs in Latin America.

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19. Mexico City does not have a constitution, unlike the states of the Union, but it has a Statute of Government.

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20. In response to the demands, Mexico City received a greater degree of autonomy, with the 1987 elaboration the first Statute of Government and the creation of an Assembly of Representatives.

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21. Mexico City has a subtropical highland climate, due to its tropical location but high elevation.

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22. Mexico City is located in the Valley of Mexico, sometimes called the Basin of Mexico.

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23. In 1900, the population of Mexico City was about 500,000.

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24. Under the rule of Porfirio Diaz, Mexico City experienced a massive transformation.

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25. Mexico City is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the Americas.

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