Facts About New Mexico State
The US state of New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the country. With an area of 314,160.8 square km and a population of 2,059,192 inhabitants, New Mexico ranks as the nation’s 5th most extensive state and the 15th least populous. The capital city of New Mexico is Santa Fe. New Mexico was admitted to statehood on January 6, 1912. The official state flag of New Mexico was chosen from a flag competition in 1920.
- New Mexico is the southwestern state in the United States of America.
- New Mexico is located between 35.678N, 105.954W.
- Border States are Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah.
- The economy of the state depends on Agriculture: Cattle, dairy products, hay, nursery stock, chilies; and Industry: Electric equipment, petroleum and coal products, food processing, printing and publishing, stone, glass, and clay products, tourism.
- Dinosaur Fossils Found in New Mexico Ex;- Alamosaurus, Coelophysis, Kritosaurus, Nothronychus, Parasaurolophus, Pentaceratops, Revueltosaurus, Rioarribasaurus, Seismosaurus, Torosaurus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus.
- The world’s largest international hot air balloon festival is held annually in Albuquerque, NM.
- With the lowest water to the land area of any of the U.S. states, New Mexico’s lakes and rivers account for just .002% of the state’s surface area.
- One out of every three families in New Mexico speaks Spanish as well as English.
- With just 12 people per square mile, New Mexico is not a heavily populated state. In fact, there are more sheep and cattle in the state than people.
- There were no high schools, colleges or any form of public education in New Mexico until the early 19th century.
- Each year New Mexico attracts visitors to its famous “Whole Enchilada Festival” in Las Cruces, its numerous national forests, authentic moon rocks at the International Space Hall of Fame, annual duck races held in the town of Deming, and Carlsbad Caverns (home to tens of thousands of bats).