NEW MEXICO

NEW-MEXICO

Skyline of Albuquerque,NM

Forward Van Linesspecializes in providing outstanding moving services to and from New Mexico, with coverage from Albuquerque, Santa Feand Farmington.New Mexico, or Nuevo México in Spanish, is often incorrectly believed to have taken its name from the nation of Mexico. However, New Mexico was given its name in 1563, and again in 1581, by Spanish explorers who believed the area contained wealthy Indian cultures similar to those of the Mexica (Aztec) Empire.

State webpage: www.newmexico.gov

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Official language: English 82%
Spanish 29%
Navajo 4%
Demonym: New Mexican

Capital: Santa Fe
Largest city: Albuquerque
Area: Ranked 5th in the US

  • Total: 121,589square miles (315,194km²)
  • Width: 342miles (550km)
  • Length: 370miles (595km)
  • % Water: 0.2
  • Latitude 31°20′ N to 37° N
  • Longitude 103° W to 109°3′ W
Population: Ranked 36th in the US

  • Total: 2,082,224(2011est)
  • Density: 17.2per square miles (6.62 km²) Ranked 45th in the US
Elevation: Wheeler Peak

  • Highest point: 13,167 with ft (4013.3m)
  • Mean: 5,700ft (1,740m)
  • Lowest point: Texas Border 2,844 ft (867 m)
Before statehood: New Mexico Territory
Admission to Union:January 6, 1912 (47th)
Time zones:

  • Mountain: UTC -6/-7
Abbreviation: NM US-NM

 

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