Top 10 Mexico facts Selected as the most interesting among North America related questions in North America quiz Which border is that?Between the USA and Mexico. The fence on the US-Mexican border can be adjusted to remain on top of the ever shifting sand dunes. It is a special construction of narrow, 15 feet tall elements, that are movable vertically.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of Mexico facts » Which battle does the French Foreign Legion celebrate each year?The battle of Camarón (Mexico). On 30 April 1863 a small infantry patrol of French Foreign Legion, numbering 62 soldiers and three officers was attacked and besieged by a force that may have eventually reached 3,000 Mexican infantry and cavalry. They made a defensive stand at the nearby Hacienda Camarón, with a plan to occupy Mexican forces to prevent attacks against the nearby French supply convoy. Only two legionnaires survived, but they stopped Mexicans for the whole day and reached their goal.Created by: Teddyhistory of France facts » 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.Created by: globalquiz.orgfamous places facts » 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 United States of Mexico. Several other such countries existed in the past, including United States of Brazil (1937-1967), United States of Colombia (1863-1886) and United States of Indonesia (1949-1950).Created by: globalquiz.orgcountry names facts » Who built and lived in Teotihuacan, the most impressive pre-Columbian Mesoamerican city?It is not known. The city is ancient - its largest pyramid, the Pyramid of the Sun, was completed by AD 100. It predates most known cultures of Mesoamerica. The origin of its founders is uncertain, and its original name is also unknown. It housed a population of about 150,000 people, making it one of the largest cities in the world at that time. Created by: globalquiz.orgAmerica facts » Which country in the New World has the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites?Mexico. A number of pre-Hispanic cities put Mexico to the first place in Americas and sixth worldwide. There are 33 World Heritage Sites in Mexico, 21 in US, 19 in Brazil and 11 in Peru. Created by: globalquiz.orgUNESCO World Heritage facts » 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.Created by: globalquiz.orggeography of South America facts » Who spoke Nahuatl?Aztecs. Many words from Nahuatl (like tomato, chocolate, chili, avocado or coyote) have been borrowed into Spanish, and since diffused into hundreds of other languages. The language is still spoken in Mexico. You can browse Wikipedia in Nahuatl at http://nah.wikipedia.org/.Created by: globalquiz.orgAmerindians facts » Which river forms the border between the United States and Mexico?Rio Grande constitutes about two thirds of the total length of border between Mexico and USA (2,019 km of 3,145 km).Created by: globalquiz.orgborders facts » 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. Created by: Riho Ishiirivers of North America facts » Play North America quiz and see all the questions.