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  • some general data of the state

  • General useful information
    Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
    State and population
    capital: Santa Fe // state code ISO: NM ; FIPS: US35
    surface: 314333 = 121362 sq.mi // rank in USA: 5 // location: Southwest
    climate: dry, with extreme temperatures, rising or falling strongly influenced by elevation
    entered USA as 47th state on: 1912-01-06
    administrative division: 33 counties
    total population according to the census of 2000: 1,819,046
    population density 2000: 6 per = 15 per sq.mi // net growth 1999-2000: %
    main ethnic groups: white 66,8%; black 1,9%; Asian 1,1%; Native American/Nat. AK 9,5%; other 21%
    Economy and infrastructure
    chief crops: hay, onions, chiles, greenhouse nursery, pecans, cotton
    livestock (million): cattle: 1,6 / pigs: 0,003 / sheep: 0,225
    timber/lumber: ponderosa pine, Douglas fir
    chief industries: government, services, trade
    chief industrial products: foods, machinery, apparel, lumber, printing, transportation equipment
    chief mining products: copper, potash, sand & gravel, portland cement, crushed stone
    Some physical landmarks
    highest point in the state: Wheeler PK 4011 m = 13161 ft
    other mountains: N Truchas Pk 3970, Baldy Pk 3847, Castilla Pk 3834
    lowest point in the state: ca 945 m near Carlsbad in the SE
    lakes: Laguna del Perro, Eagle Nest Lake
    artificial lakes: Elephant Butte Res., Conchas Lake, Navajo Res.
    rivers: Rio Grande, Pecos, Canadian, Gila
    others: islands: none // deserts: Llano Estacado (Staked Plain)
    Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
    other important features:
    nick name(s): Land of Enchantment
    motto: Crescit Eundo (It grows as it goes)
    song: O, Fair New Mexico; Asi Es Nuevo Mexico
    flower: Yucca // bird: Roadrunner // tree: Piñon
    primary sources:
    World almanac and book of facts; National Geographic Atlas of the World; maps: WN world @tlas

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    File created on 2003.03.03 by Jan Lahmeyer
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