The Land of Enchantment
New Mexico is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States. It shares borders with Texas to the east, Oklahoma to the northeast, Colorado to the north, Arizona to the west, and Mexico to the south. The capital city of New Mexico is Santa Fe, while its largest city is Albuquerque.
The flag of New Mexico features a red sun symbol of the Zia Pueblo on a field of yellow. The Zia sun symbol represents the four directions, four seasons, four times of day, and the four stages of life. It is a sacred symbol to the Zia people and is considered a sign of harmony and balance.
State Song: “O Fair New Mexico”
Motto: “Crescit eundo” (It grows as it goes)
Where is New Mexico on the US Map?
|Capital||Date Admitted to Union||Population (State Ranking)||Area (State Ranking)||Flag Adopted|
|Santa Fe||January 6, 1912 (47th state)||Approximately 2.1 million |
|121,590 square miles |
|March 15, 1925|