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New Mexico, USA — visiting The Land of Enchantment

New Mexico, USA -- photo: White Sands National Park [photo: frank schrader, all rights reserved]
New Mexico, USA — photo: White Sands National Park [photo: frank schrader, all rights reserved]

New Mexico is a diverse state that lives up to the expectation a traveler might has when hearing the nickname. The landscape is enchanting, the state has a rich history and you will learn much about Native American culture. About 20 tribes are living in todays New Mexico and their pueblo dwellings are well renowned across the borders. Friends of Mexican culture and Mexican dishes will love to eat in the many authentic restaurants. About 10 different Chili Peppers grow in New Mexico and make it to the Chili Capital of the world.

What to do / Sightseeing

Cities
Albuquerque
Santa Fe

Places, Sights & Attractions
La Mesilla
International UFO Museum, Roswell
New Mexico’s Natural Wonders
City of Rocks State Park
El Malpais National Monument
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
White Sands National Monument
Elephant Butte Lake State Park
Aztec Ruins

On the border…
Four Corners Monument
Santa Fe Trail &Billy The Kid National Scenic Byway
Santa Fe Trail National Scenic Byway
Billy The Kid National Scenic Byway

State Data & Essentials

New Mexico Flag

State Name
New Mexico  – State Abbr.: NM
Statehood
6-Jan-1912
– Statehood Ranking: 47
Land Area
121,356 square miles  (314,300 qkm)
– Land Area Ranking: 5
Population
2,09 Mio (est. 2017); 2,059,179 (2010 Census); 1,819,046 (2000 Census)
Capital
Santa Fe
Biggest City
Albuquerque
Nickname
The Land of Enchantment
Motto
“Crescit eundo” (== It grows as it goes)
Highest Point
4.011 m / 13,159 ft (Wheeker Peak)
Lowest Point
859 m / 2,818 ft (Red Bluff Reservoir)
Daylight Saving Time: yes
Tree
Pinon Pine
Flower
Yucca
Bird
Roadrunner
Song
“O, Fair New Mexico” (by Elizabeth Garrett)

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