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Capital City:

Santa Fe

Statehood:

January 6, 1912 (47th)

Population:

1,748,000

Nickname:

Land of Enchantment

Motto:

Crescit Eundo (It Grows As It Goes)

Origin of State Name:

Named by the Spanish for lands north of the Rio Grande River.

Counties:

33

Largest Cities:

Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Roswell

Border States:

Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

Land Area:

121,336 sq. mi., 5th largest

Highest Point:

Wheeler Peak, 13,161 ft.

Lowest Point:

Red Bluff Reservoir, 2,842 ft.

State Bird:

Roadrunner

State Flower:

Yucca Flower (yucca glauca)

State Tree:

Piņon (pinus edulis)

State Song:

O, Fair New Mexico Asi es Nuevo Mejico

State Web Site:

www.state.nm.us


For more websites on New Mexico check out New Mexico Links.

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