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New Mexico

New Mexico
US State
NicknameLand of Enchantment
MottoCrescit eundo (It grows as it goes)
Official languagesEnglish, Spanish
Spoken languagesEnglish 82%
Spanish 29%,
Navajo 4%
DemonymNew Mexican
CapitalSanta Fe
Largest cityAlbuquerque
Largest metro areaAlbuquerque Metropolitan Area
Area Ranked5th
Total121589 sq mi 315194 km2
Width342 mi 550 km
Length370 mi 595 km
% water0.2
Pop. Rank36th
Density16.2 /sq mi 6.27 /km2
Highest pointWheeler Peak
13161 ft 4013.3 m
Mean5692 ft 1735 m
Lowest pointRed Bluff Reservoir
2842 ft 865 m
Other information
Admission to UnionJanuary 6, 1912 (47th)
GovernorSusana Martinez (R)
Lieutenant GovernorJohn Sanchez (R)
LegislatureNew Mexico Legislature
Upper houseSenate
Lower houseHouse of Representatives
U.S. SenatorsJeff Bingaman (D)
Tom Udall (D)
U.S. House delegation1: Martin Heinrich (D)
2: Steve Pearce (R)
3: Ben R. Luján (D)
Time zoneMountain: UTC-7/-6

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New Mexicoc-enaudio=en-us-New Mexico.oggnjuː_ˈmɛksɨkoʊ is a state located in the southwest and western regions of the United States. New Mexico is also usually considered one of the Mountain States. With a population density of 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth-most sparsely inhabited U.S. state.

Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, it has also been part of the Imperial Spanish viceroyalty of New Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory. Among U.S. states, New Mexico has the highest percentage of Hispanics, including descendants of Spanish colonists and recent immigrants from Latin America. It also has the second-highest percentage of Native Americans, after Alaska, and the fifth-highest total number of Native Americans after California, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas. The tribes in the state consist of mostly Navajo and Pueblo peoples. As a result, the demographics and culture of the state are unique for their strong Hispanic and Native American influences. The flag of New Mexico is represented by the red and gold colors, which represent Spain as well as the Zia symbol, an ancient Native American symbol for the sun.

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Alumni football game back again, this time at New Mexico State - Las Cruces Sun-News Tweet this news
Las Cruces Sun-News--"We used to play all our games at -New Mexico- State. It will bring back memories for the older guys." Tickets for this year's game will be slightly more - $10 for adults, $6 for kids ages 7 to 17 and children u - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:34:16 GMT+00:00
New Mexico wins grant to battle invasive mussels, money goes to Navajo Lake, 6 ... - The Republic Tweet this news
The Republic--AP FARMINGTON, NM -New Mexico- State Parks won a $500000 federal grant for efforts to prevent an infestation of invasive mussels. The Farmington Daily Times reports that half the grant money will go toward hiring 10 temporary employees at - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 00:13:47 GMT+00:00
Falcons Drop Season Finale, 7-0, to New Mexico - U.S. Air Force Academy Athletics Tweet this news
U.S. Air Force Academy Athletics--The Air Force men's tennis team wrapped up its 2011 regular season Saturday with a 7-0 loss to -New Mexico- in Albuquerque, NM With the win, the Lobos improved to 14-9 overall and 4-2 in the Mountain West Conference, - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:10:07 GMT+00:00
Poll: Johnson last for GOP pres. bid - KRQE Tweet this news
KRQE--ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A recent Gallup poll ranks former -New Mexico- Gov. Gary Johnson dead last with less than one percent of the vote out of fourteen possible candidates. Billionaire Donald Trump and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tie for the l - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 04:20:17 GMT+00:00
New Mexico Men's Soccer Ties 1-1 during the Alumni All-Star Game - New Mexico Official Athletic Site Tweet this news
New Mexico Official Athletic Site--ALBUQUERUQE, NM - It was a fitting ending for the University of -New Mexico- men's soccer team as it tied 1-1 with the Lobo Alumni during the Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS) Fundraiser and Alumni All-Star game, Satu - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 05:22:46 GMT+00:00
Logging in the Lincoln: Pearce says his bill will create 5000 new jobs - Alamogordo Daily News Tweet this news
Alamogordo Daily News--Specifically, Pearce, who represents -New Mexico's- 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives, says the Mexican spotted owl considered an endangered species is the reason why -New Mexico- has lost about 20000 j - Date : Sun, 24 Apr 2011 06:16:11 GMT+00:00
Federal agency renews NM air service contracts - BusinessWeek Tweet this news
BusinessWeek--The US Department of Transportation is renewing -New Mexico- Airlines' contract to provide air service to Carlsbad and Great Lakes Airlines' contracts for service to Clovis and Silver City. Democratic US Sen. Jeff Bingaman says tha - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 11:44:23 GMT+00:00
Water shortages also hitting southern New Mexico farmers in pocketbook - The Republic Tweet this news
The Republic--(AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Norm Dettlaff) LAS CRUCES, NM The shortage of water in the Rio Grande this year is hurting southern -New Mexico- farmers' pocketbooks. That's because of having to pump groundwater in addition to pay - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 19:48:21 GMT+00:00
Today at No. 114: New Mexico State - Orlando Sentinel (blog) Tweet this news
Orlando Sentinel (blog)--Turner is expected to be a playmaker for -New Mexico- State next season. Credit: Jacob Langston / Orlando Sentinel. Look back: -New Mexico- State once had a great football program, finishing No. 17 in the 1960 Associated Press pol - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 20:21:42 GMT+00:00
BYU brawl caps off New Mexico series - Daily Herald Tweet this news
Daily Herald--Instead, the talk following BYU's 1-0 win over -New Mexico- on Saturday afternoon was about an ugly post-game brawl that erupted just before both teams were preparing for the customary post-game handshake. It was a shame the talk couldn - Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 23:00:54 GMT+00:00

The 10 Most Populous New Mexico Cities and Towns
2010 Census Bureau estimates
Population : Largest cities and counties
Rank City County Population
1 Albuquerque Bernalillo 545,852
2 Las Cruces Doña Ana 97,618
3 Rio Rancho Sandoval 87,521
4 Santa Fe Santa Fe 75,764
5 Roswell Chaves 48,366
6 Farmington San Juan 45,877
7 Clovis Curry 37,775
8 Hobbs Lea 34,112
9 Alamogordo Otero 30,403
10 Carlsbad Eddy 26,138

10 Most Populous New Mexico Counties
2009 Census Bureau estimates
Population : Largest cities and counties
Rank County Population
county limits
Land Area
sq. miles
Largest city
1 Bernalillo 662,564 1,166 Albuquerque
2 Doña Ana 209,233 3,807 Las Cruces
3 Santa Fe 147,532 1,909 Santa Fe
4 Sandoval 131,561 3,710 Rio Rancho
5 San Juan 130,004 5,514 Farmington
6 Valencia 76,569 1,068 Los Lunas
7 McKinley 71,492 5,449 Gallup
8 Chaves 63,060 6,071 Roswell
9 Otero 62,776 6,627 Alamogordo
10 Lea 59,155 4,393 Hobbs

Race and ancestry :
Race/Ethnicity in New Mexico (2010)
White (alone) 68.4%
Black/African American 2.1%
Asian 1.4%
American Indian 9.4%
Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other 15.0%
Two or more races 3.7%
Hispanic/Latino (of any race) 46.3%

Languages :
Languages Spoken in New Mexico
English (de facto)
Spanish 28%
Navajo 4%

Religion :
Religions in New Mexico
Roman Catholic 26%
Protestant 42%
Mainline 15%
Evangelical 25%
Other Protestant 2%
LDS (Mormon) 3%
Jewish 2%
Buddhist 2%
Other Religion 3%
Unaffiliated 22%

Aerospace : Passenger
State of New Mexico Elected Officials
Governor Susana Martinez (R)
Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez (R)
Secretary of State Dianna Duran (R)
Attorney General Gary King (D)
State Auditor Hector Balderas (D)
State Treasurer James B. Lewis (D)
State Land Commissioner Ray Powell (D)
Public Regulation Commission

Aerospace : Passenger
Party Number of Voters Percentage
Total 1,158,723 100%

State of New Mexico

State capital: Santa Fe

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