New Mexico

New Mexico State Government

New Mexico is self-explanatory and based on the Spanish Nuevo Mexico. Although, did you know the Aztecs coined the word Mexihco for their ancient capital?

Capital: Sante Fe

Largest Cities: Almogordo, Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Clovis, Farmington, Gallup, Ghost Ranch, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Los Alamos, Raton, Rio Rancho, RoswellTaos, Truth or Consequences

Present Constitution Drafted: 1911

Entered Union: January 6, 1912 (47)

Motto: “It grows as it goes”

State Flower: Yucca

State Tree: Pinon

State Bird: Roadrunner

State Dog: Not Specified

State Insect: Tarantula Hawk Wasp

State Song: “O, Fair New Mexico”

Nickname: Land of Enchantment