New Mexico became the 47th U.S. state on January 6, 1912. It is located in the southwestern part of the country and it shares a border with Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. It also shares an international border with the country of Mexico. New Mexico is famous for Carlsbad Caverns, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Navajo and Pueblo Indian populations, Gila Cliff Dwellings, colorful deserts, and more. In 2007, the state's population was almost two million people, 45 percent of which are Hispanic. New Mexico is nicknamed "The Land of Enchantment". Its capital is Santa Fe. In this lesson, you'll see photos of New Mexico's state symbols, landmarks, and famous features. (3-page lesson)
Map of New Mexico
New Mexico is located in the southwestern part of the U.S.A.
It shares borders with Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Texas. It also shares a border with the country of Mexico.
New Mexico became the 47th U.S. state on January 2, 1912.
State Flag of New Mexico
The flag of New Mexico is yellow and red. The red sun in the center is a symbol of the Zia Indians.
People living in New Mexico are called New Mexicans.
About two million people live in the state (2007).