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Did you know that the state of New Mexico is situated in the south-west and western regions of America? Did you know that there are 33 counties in the U.S. state of New Mexico? Did you know that New Mexico is the 47th State of the U.S. constitution? Read our facts sheet to find out more information about this interesting U.S. State - why not watch the free entertaining video and learn about each of the American States the easy way!

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Fun Fact 1

The name New Mexico is believed to have originated from the Spanish name "Nuevo Mexico" referring to the region north of the Rio Grande River

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The state flag is yellow depicting a red emblem which is centrally placed. The colors are symbolic; they represent the colors of the Spanish explorer's flag from the 1540s. The red emblem represents an ancient sun symbol called Zia; relating to the regional indigenous tribe. The sun symbol shows four "rays" that spread towards each of the cardinal directions, four is considered a sacred number for the Zia. The rays also represent, the four seasons, four stages of life, four phases of a day and four obligations that the Zia tribe were encouraged to develop; strong body, clear mind, pure spirit, compassion for others. The flag was adopted as on an official state symbol in 1920

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The Capital city of New Mexico is Santa Fe. The name Santa Fe is Spanish - translated it means holy faith

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The area of the State covers 315,194 square kilometers or 121,589 square miles

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There are five states that border New Mexico they are; Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

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The state nickname is "The Land of Enchantment" it was adopted as the official State Nickname on April 8, 1999

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There are 33 counties in the State of New Mexico

Fun Fact 8

The official State Song is called "O, Fair New Mexico" it was written by Elizabeth Garrett approved as the official state song on March 14, 1917

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The three largest cities in New Mexico are Albuquerque, Las Cruces & Santa Fe

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The State Motto is "Crescit eundo" the State Motto translates to "It grows as it goes"

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A brief history of New Mexico - First explored by the Spanish between 1540 - 1542. Settlements were established, Santa Fe became acknowledged as the Capital in 1610. Governed as a province of Mexico, the region was ceded to the United States under treaty after the Mexican War between 1846-1853. New Mexico became the 47th State to be admitted to the Constitution, on January 6, 1912

Fun Fact 12

The abbreviation letters for the state of New Mexico are - N.M. The Postal Code abbreviation is - NM

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NM state symbols include; NM animal symbol - the Black Bear. NM state bird symbol - the Chaparral Bird or Roadrunner. NM state flower symbol - the Yucca Flower. NM state insect emblem - the Tarantula Hawk Wasp. NM state reptile emblem - New Mexico Whiptail Lizard. NM State tree - the Nut Pine or Pinon Tree

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Mountains, plains and desert are found throughout the state and the climate is typically dry. The annual temperatures for the state generally average between 64F (18C) in the south-east to below 40 F (4C) in the northern mountain regions. The highest temperature recorded in the state was set at Lakewood on 27 July 1994, when the temperature reached 122F (50C)

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The US Department of Commerce Census Bureau states that the Population of New Mexico in 2012 was an estimated 2,085,538. This compares to a population of 195,310 filed on census from the year 1900

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