New Mexico Facts

State Location New Mexico Location In The US
State Abbreviation NM
Statehood January 6, 1912
State Capital Santa Fe
State Size Total (Land + Water): 121,589 sq miles; Land Only: 121,356 sq miles
Number of Counties 33
State Population (2015)2,085,109
State Population Density17.2 people / square mile
Electoral Votes5
State Quarter Issue Date April 7, 2008
State Motto Crescit eundo (It grows as it goes)
State Flower Yucca
State Tree Pinon pine
State Bird Roadrunner
Nickname Land of Enchantment
State Flag New Mexico State Flag
State Gas Tax$0.1888 / Gallon
State Cigarette Tax$1.66 / Pack
Area Codes 505, 575, 957
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Albuquerque (545,852)
Las Cruces (97,618)
Rio Rancho (87,521)
Santa Fe (67,947)
Roswell (48,366)
Major Sports Teams None

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