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State of New Mexico

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Facts about New Mexico

  • The State of New Mexico is the 47th U.S. state.
  • New Mexico received statehood on January 6, 1912.
  • New Mexico's state capital is Santa Fe.
  • New Mexico's state postal abbreviation is NM.

New Mexico's Bird, Flower, Motto, Song, Tree

  • Official State Bird: Roadrunner (Greater Roadrunner
  • Official State Bird Latin Name: Geococcyx californianus

  • Official State Flower: Yucca
  • Official State Flower Latin Name: Yucca glauca
  • Year: 1927

  • Official State Motto: Crescit Eundo
  • Official State Motto Latin Translation: It grows as it goes

  • Official State Song: O Fair New Mexico

  • Official State Tree: Pinyon
  • Official State Tree Latin Name: Pinus edulis
  • Year: 1949

New Mexico's State Government and Public Safety


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