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State Facts

Full Name

State of New Mexico

Admitted to the Union (Rank)

January 6, 1912 (47th)

Population 2000 (Rank)

1,819,046 (36th)

Land Area (Rank)

121,356 square miles; 314,309 square kilometers (5th)

Capital

Santa Fe

Postal Abbreviation

NM

State Nickname

Land of Enchantment

Motto

Crescit eundo (It grows as it goes)

Song

“O Fair New Mexico” (music and words by Elizabeth Garrett)

State Symbols

  • Flower: Yucca
  • Tree: Pinon
  • Bird: Roadrunner
  • Gem: Turquoise
  • Animal: Black bear
  • Cookie: Bizcochito
  • Vegetables: Chili and frijol

Economy

  • Agriculture:
    • Cattle,
    • dairy products,
    • hay,
    • nursery stock,
    • chilies
  • Industry:
    • Electric equipment;
    • petroleum and coal products;
    • food processing;
    • printing and publishing;
    • stone, glass, and clay products;
    • tourism