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New Mexico is a state in the Southwestern region of the United States of America; its capital and cultural center is Santa Fe, which was founded in 1610 as capital of Nuevo México (itself established as a province of New Spain in 1598), while its largest city is Albuquerque with its accompanying metropolitan area. It is one of the Mountain States and shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and Arizona; its other neighboring states are Oklahoma to the northeast, Texas to the east-southeast, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua to the south and Sonora to the southwest. With a population around two million, New Mexico is the 36th state by population. With a total area of 121,592 sq mi (314,920 km2), it is the fifth-largest and sixth-least densely populated of the 50 states. Due to their geographic locations, northern and eastern New Mexico exhibit a colder, alpine climate, while western and southern New Mexico exhibit a warmer, arid climate.

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Bandelier National Monument is a 33,677-acre (13,629 ha) United States National Monument near Los Alamos in Sandoval and Los Alamos counties, New Mexico. The monument preserves the homes and territory of the Ancestral Puebloans of a later era in the Southwest. Most of the pueblo structures date to two eras, dating between 1150 and 1600 AD.

The Monument is 50 square miles (130 km2) of the Pajarito Plateau, on the slopes of the Jemez Volcanic field in the Jemez Mountains. Over 70% of the Monument is wilderness, with over one mile elevation change, from about 5,000 feet (1,500 m) along the Rio Grande to over 10,000 feet (3,000 m) at the peak of Cerro Grande on the rim of the Valles Caldera, providing for a wide range of life zones and wildlife habitats. There are three miles of road, and more than 70 miles of hiking trails. The Monument protects Ancestral Pueblo archeological sites, a diverse and scenic landscape, and the country's largest National Park Service Civilian Conservation Corps National Landmark District. Read more...

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  • Nickname: Land of Enchantment
  • Capital: Santa Fe

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State Capital: Santa Fe
State Mottos: "Crescit eundo" ("It Grows as It Goes")
State Songs: "O Fair New Mexico"
State Tree: Two-Needle Piñon Pine
State Flower: Yucca flower
State Grasses: Blue grama
State Bird: Greater roadrunner
State Animal: Black Bear
State Reptile: New Mexico Whiptail Lizard
State Amphibian: New Mexico Spadefoot Toad
State Fish: Rio Grande cutthroat trout
State Insect: Tarantula Hawk Wasp
State Butterfly: Sandia Hairstreak
State Cookie: Bizcochito
State Vegetables: Hatch chile and Pinto Bean
State Rock: Turquoise
State Poem: A Nuevo Mexico
State Ships: USS New Mexico (BB-40) & USS New Mexico (SSN-779)
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Contents: NRHP in New Mexico by county
Bernalillo – Catron – Chaves – Cibola – Colfax – Curry – De Baca – Doña Ana – Eddy – Grant – Guadalupe – Harding – Hidalgo – Lea – Lincoln – Los Alamos – Luna – McKinley – Mora – Otero – Quay – Rio Arriba – Roosevelt – San Juan – San Miguel – Sandoval – Santa Fe – Sierra – Socorro – Taos – Torrance – Union – Valencia

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The state also has a number of casinos located on Native American Indian Reservations that attract thousands of visitors each year.

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