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State of New Mexico
Flag of New Mexico State seal of New Mexico
Flag of New Mexico Seal
Nickname(s): Land of Enchantment / Tierra del Encanto
Motto(s): Crescit undo
Map of the United States with New Mexico highlighted
Capital Santa Fe
Largest city Albuquerque
Area Ranked 5th
 - Total 121,665 sq mi
(315,194 km2)
 - Width 342 miles (550 km)
 - Length 370 miles (595 km)
 - % water 0.2
 - Latitude 31°20'N to 37°North
 - Longitude 103°W to 109°W
Number of people Ranked 36th
 - Total 1,928,384
 - Density 14.98/sq mi  (5.79/km2)
Ranked 45th
Height above sea level
 - Highest point Wheeler Peak[1]
13,161 ft (4,014 m)
 - Average 5,692 ft  (1,735 m)
 - Lowest point Red Bluff Reservoir[1]
2,842 ft (866 m)
Became part of the U.S. January 6, 1912 (47th)
Governor Susana Martinez (R)
U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D)
Tom Udall (D)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Abbreviations NM, US-NM

New Mexico is a state in the United States of America. It is considered part of the American Southwest and is bordered by Texas to the east, Oklahoma to the northeast, Colorado to the north, and Arizona to the west. The northwest corner of the state also touches Utah. This area is known as the Four Corners because four states meet there. The state is called Land of Enchantment / Tierra del Encanto

New Mexico became a state on January 6, 1912 and became the 47th state accepted into the United States. The state capital is Santa Fe. New Mexico's population is 1,819,046 and most of the people live in the biggest city, Albuquerque.

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