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
Capital of New Mexico State: Santa Fe
Date of Statehood: January 6, 1912
New Mexico State 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.
New Mexico State Nickname: The Land of Enchantment
New Mexico State Motto: Crescit Eundo (It grows as it goes.)
New Mexico State Flower:
Yucca Flower (Yucca)(Legislation of 1927)
New Mexico State Tree: Pinon Pine (Legislation of 1979)
New Mexico State Bird:
Chaparral Bird or Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)(Legislation of 1949)
New Mexico State Fish: New Mexico Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1955)
New Mexico State Insect: Tarantula Hawk Wasp (Legislation of 1989)
New Mexico State Gemstone: Turquoise (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
New Mexico State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service Greetings from America series.
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New Mexico State License Plate:
Photo under license from collector Jim Moini ©2011.
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