New Mexico was the 47th state to join the union. It became a state on January 6, 1912.
Capital - Santa Fe
Abbreviation - NM
Nickname - Land of Enchantment
Motto - "Crescit eundo" - It grows as it goes
Song - O, Fair New Mexico
Bird - Roadrunner
Flower - Yucca
Insect - Tarantula Hawk Wasp
Area - approximately 121,593 square miles
Websites for studying about New Mexico
Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about New Mexico
Fun Educational Activities
From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on New Mexico
Mr. Donn has been online for as long as I can remember and he has one of the largest collections of social studies resources available. This is his collection of New Mexico resources.
From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.
Facts & Trivia about New Mexico
Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in New Mexico
Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about New Mexico.
In 1999, the United States Mint began striking a new quarter about every ten weeks to honor one of the 50 states—that is, five new quarters every year—until the program ended. The quarters were struck in the same order as the states' birthdays.
New Mexico Virtual Field Trips
Thanks to graphicmaps.com for the state graphics