NM Facts

New Mexico Facts

Area code for all of New Mexico: 505

Population: 1,616,000 (1993 estimate)

Land Area: 121,666 square miles (fifth largest area among the states)

Highest point: Wheeler Peak, northeast of Taos, 13,161 feet

Lowest Point: Red Bluff Resevoir, along the Texas border south of Carlsbad, 2,842 feet

State Capital: Santa Fe

Statehood Day: Jan. 6, 1912 (47th state)

State Flower: Yucca

State Tree: Piñon

State grass: Blue Grama

State Bird: Roadrunner

State Fish: Rio grande Cutthroat Trout

State Animal: Black Bear

State Vegetables: Chile and Pinto Beans

State Gem: Turquoise

State Fossil: Coelophysis

State Insect: Tarantula Hawk Wasp

State Cookie: Biscochito

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