New Mexico

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New Mexico, 47th State
“Crescit eundo
(It grows as it goes)

New Mexico facts. A quick guide about 50 states.

  • Name (Mexico): “place of Mexitli”; “an Aztec god or leader”.
  • Governor: Michelle Lynn Lujan Grisham (Democratic Party)
  • Capital: Santa Fe
  • Population:  2,096,640 (2020), (37th most populous)
  • Location:  New Mexico is located in the Southwestern Region of the United States.
    1. North: Colorado,
    2. East: Texas and Oklahoma,
    3. South; Chihuahua (Mexico) and Texas,
    4. Southwest; Sonora (Mexico),
    5. West: Arizona.
  • Area: 314,925 km2/121,593 mi2, 5th by rank
  • Postal Abbreviation: NM
  • Admitted to Union: 6, January 1912
  • Official language: none
1.       State’s Symbols
2.      Geography Facts
  • Land: 314,319 km(121,359 mi2), 5th
  • Water: 606 km(234 mi2), 49th
  • State Forests: 35
  • National Forests: 5
  • State Parks: 27
  • National Historic Parks: 2
  • National Historic Landmarks: 3
  • National Wildlife Refuges: 8
  • Water: 0.2%
  • Largest city (by area): Albuquerque (489.2 km²)
  • Largest city (by population): Albuquerque (561,188 people)
  • Lowest point: Red Bluff Reservoir at 2,842 feet
  • Highest point: Wheeler Peak at 13,161 feet
3.        Facts about New Mexico
  • Nickname/s: Land of Enchantment
  • Key Cities: Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell
  • Major industries: Healthcare, retail, food services, educational services, public administration
  • Famous for: Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, Gila Cliff Dwellings
  • Area codes: N/A
4.       Natural Resources
  • Forestry:
    1. Onions
    2. Potatoes
    3. Pumpkins
    4. Watermelons
    5. Lettuce
    6. Cabbage
    7. Corn
    8. Beans
    9. Superior quality nuts
    10. Pecan
  • Fossil Fuel:
    1. Petroleum
    2. Natural gas
  • Mineral:
    1. Peridot
    2. Red pyrope garnet
    3. Bright green chrome diopside
    4. Turquoise
  • Mining:
    1. Potash
    2. Perlite
    3. Zeolite
    4. Copper
    5. Gold
    6. Silver
    7. Zinc
    8. Lead
    9. Molybdenum
5.        Mountains

              Mountains: 2000

Best Mountains to Visit:

  • Wheeler Peak (State High Point)
  • Truchas Peak
  • Big Costilla Peak
  • Lake Fork Peak
  • Chimayosos Peak
  • Jicarita Peak
  • Venado Peak
  • Latir Peak
  • Santa Fe Baldy
  • East Pecos Baldy
6.       Divisions
  • 33 Counties
  • 106 Municipalities
  • 38 Cities
  • 20 Towns
  • 48 Villages

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