New Mexico Facts

Nickname: Land of Enchantment

Capital City: Santa Fe

Statehood: January 6, 1912 – 47th

Area: 121,593 sq.mi (314,925 sq.km.) – 5th 

Population: 2,085,287 – 36th (2013)

Counties: 33

National Parks: 1

National Monuments: 13

State Parks: 35

Bird: Roadrunner

Flower: Yucca flower

Tree: Piñon Tree

Highest Point: Wheeler Peak – 13,161 feet (4,013 m)

Lowest Point: Red Bluff Reservoir – 2,844 feet (866 m)

Best Season: All year

Popular LocationsCarlsbad Caverns NP, White Sands NM, Bandelier NM, Chaco Culture NHP, Gila Cliff Dwellings NM, Pecos NHP, The Very Large Array, 

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