New Mexico State
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New Mexico State collage of images.
New Mexico State Symbols, Facts & Info

The United States of America accepted New Mexico as the 47th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about New Mexico.

State Name:
New Mexico

Abbreviation:
NM

Capital:
Santa Fe

Date of Statehood:
January 6, 1912

Population:
1,928,384 (US Census 2005 estimate)

Primary Agriculture:
New Mexico's farm products include livestock products, sheep, cotton, pecans, sorghum, corn, peanuts, beans, onions, chilies, and lettuce.

Primary Industry:
New Mexico is one of the U.S. leaders in output of uranium and potassium salts. Other important resources include petroleum, natural gas, copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead, and molybdenum.

Nickname:
The Land of Enchantment

Motto:
Crescit Eundo (It grows as it goes.)

Flower:
Yucca Flower (Legislation of 1927)
Picture of the Yucca Flower, the official state flower of New Mexico.

Tree:
Pinon Pine (Legislation of 1979)

Bird:
Chaparral Bird or Roadrunner (Legislation of 1949)
Picture of the Chaparral+Bird+or+Roadrunner+, the official state bird of New Mexico.
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Fish:
New Mexico Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1955)

Insect:
Tarantula Hawk Wasp (Legislation of 1989)

Gemstone:
Turquoise (Legislation of 1967)

Official State Seal:
Official State Seal of New Mexico.
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Official State Flag:
Official State Flag of New Mexico.
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State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
Commemorative state quarter of New Mexico.
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State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
34 cent Greetings from America commemorative stamp of New Mexico state.
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