New Mexico

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State o New Mexico
Nuevo México  (Spaingie)
Yootó Hahoodzo  (Navajo)
Banner o New Mexico State seal o New Mexico
Banner Seal
Nickname(s): Laund o Enchantment
Motto(s): Crescit eundo (Scots: It growes as it gaes)
Cairt o the United States wi New Mexico heichlichtit
Spoken leids
Demonym New Mexican
Caipital Santa Fe
Lairgest ceety Albuquerque
Lairgest metro Albuquerque metropolitan aurie
Aurie Ranked 5th
 • Tot 121,589 sq mi
(315,194 km2)
 • Width 342 miles (550 km)
 • Lenth 370 miles (595 km)
 • % watter 0.2
 • Latitude 31° 20′ N tae 37° N
 • Longitude 103° W tae 109° 3′ W
Population Ranked 36t
 • Tot 2,085,109 (2015 est)[2]
 • Density 17.2/sq mi  (6.62/km2)
Ranked 45t
 • Median hoosehauld income $45,119[3] (46t)
Elevation
 • Heichest pynt Wheeler Peak[4][5][6]
13,167 ft (4013.3 m)
 • Mean 5,700 ft  (1,740 m)
 • Lawest pynt Red Bluff Reservoir on Texas border[5][6]
2,844 ft (867 m)
Afore statehuid New Mexico Territory
Admission to Union Januar 6, 1912 (47t)
Govrenor Susana Martinez (R)
Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez (R)
Legislatur New Mexico Legislature
 • Upper hoose Senate
 • Lawer hoose Hoose o Representatives
U.S. Senators
U.S. Hoose delegation (leet)
Time zone Moontain: UTC −7/−6
ISO 3166 US-NM
Abbreviations NM, N.M., N.Mex.
Wabsteid www.newmexico.gov

New Mexico (Listeni/n ˈmɛksk/) is a state locatit in the soothwast an wastren regions o the Unitit States. New Mexico is an aw uisually considered ane o the Muntain States. New Mexico is the 5t maist extensive, the 36t maist populous, an the 6th least densely populatit o the 50 Unitit States.

Inhabitit bi Native American populations for mony centuries, New Mexico haes an aw been pairt o the Imperial Spainyie viceroyalty o New Spain, pairt o Mexico, an a U.S. territory. Amang U.S. states, New Mexico haes the heichest percentage o Hispanics, includin descendants o Spainyie colonists an recent immigrants frae Laitin Americae. It an aw haes the seicont-heichest percentage o Native Americans, efter Alaska, and the fifth-highest total number o Native Americans efter Californie, Oklahoma, Arizona, an Texas.[7] The tribes in the state consist o maistly Navajo an Pueblo fowks. As a result, the demographics an cultur o the state are unique for their strang Hispanic an Native American influences. The flag o New Mexico is represented by the red an gowd colors, which represent Spain, as well as the Zia seembol, an auncient Native American seembol for the sun.[8]

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Coordinates: 34°N 106°W / 34°N 106°W / 34; -106

Precedit bi
Oklahoma
Leet o U.S. states bi date o statehuid
Admittit on 6 Januar 1912 (47t)
Succeeded by
Arizona