New Mexico State
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.
Date of Statehood:
January 6, 1912
1,928,384 (US Census 2005 estimate)
New Mexico's farm products include livestock products, sheep, cotton, pecans, sorghum, corn, peanuts, beans, onions, chilies, and lettuce.
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.
The Land of Enchantment
Crescit Eundo (It grows as it goes.)
Yucca Flower (Legislation of 1927)
Pinon Pine (Legislation of 1979)
Chaparral Bird or Roadrunner (Legislation of 1949)
New Mexico Cutthroat Trout (Legislation of 1955)
Tarantula Hawk Wasp (Legislation of 1989)
Turquoise (Legislation of 1967)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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