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
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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.