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All About New Mexico

State Facts

New Mexico was the 47th state to join the union. It became a state on January 6, 1912.

State facts about New Mexico

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

New Mexico State Symbols Games

Worksheets and puzzles for kids to learn more about New Mexico

A to Z Kids Stuff - New Mexico

Fun Educational Activities

The 50 States - New Mexico

From TeachersFirst. A comprehensive resource on New Mexico

Mr. - 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.

Explore the States - New Mexico

From the Library of Congress. Games and stories of America's past.

50 - New Mexico

Facts & Trivia about New Mexico - New Mexico

Unique tourist attractions and landmarks in New Mexico

Awesome America - New Mexico

Loads of fun facts, photos, and travel information about New Mexico.

New Mexico Map/Quiz Printout

New Mexico State Quarters Coloring Pages

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

More New Mexico field trips ...

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