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City and State Information for New Mexico

New Mexico Facts, Statistics, and State Symbols

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New Mexico

"Land of Enchantment (1999)"

Motto
Crescit eundo (It grows as it goes)
Capitol
Santa Fe
Name Origin
From Mexico, “place of Mexitli,” an Aztec god or leader
Statehood Date
Jan. 6, 1912 (47th)
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Official Symbols

A state's official symbols represent the composition and culture of the land and people who live and have lived here. Below are the symbols of New Mexico along with the year they became official.

Flower Yucca (1927)
Tree Pinon (1949)
Animal Black Bear (1963)
Bird Roadrunner (1949)
Fish Cutthroat Trout (1955)
Vegetables Chili And Frijol (1965)
Gem Turquoise (1967)
Song “O Fair New Mexico” (1917)
Spanish-Language Song “Asi Es Nuevo Méjico” (1971)
Poem “A Nuevo México” (1991)
Grass Blue Gramma (1973)
Fossil Coelophysis (1981)
Cookie Bizcochito (1989)
Insect Tarantula Hawk Wasp (1989)
Ballad “Land Of Enchantment” (1989)
Bilingual Song “New Mexico—Mi Lindo Nuevo Mexico”, (1995)
Question “Red Or Green?” (1999)
Demographics
Population Density
15.0 people per square mile
Geography and Weather
Land Area
121,356 sq mi. (314,312 sq km)
Lowest Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Average Elevation
5700 ft (1737.36 m)
Highest Temperature Recorded
122°F (50°C) on June 27, 1994
Lowest Temperature Recorded
–50°F (–46°C) on February 1, 1951

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