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The capital of New Mexico is Santa Fe.
The 2-Letter Postal Abbreviation / Code for New Mexico: NM
Typical abbreviations for New Mexico: N.M., N.Mex.
The pronunciation of New Mexico:
When the people of New Mexico refer to themselves: 1:
Time Zone: The state of New Mexico is in the Mountain Time (MST/MDT) zone and observes daylight saving time.
Nickname for New Mexico: "The Land of Enchantment"
State Motto: "Crescit Eundo" (It grows as it goes)
State Bird: Roadrunner (geococcyx californianus)
State Tree: Pinyon (pinus edulis)
State Flower: Yucca Flower (yucca glauca)
State Song: "O, Fair New Mexico" (Asi es Nuevo Mejico)
Statehood: New Mexico became the 47th state on Jan 6, 1912.
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|This page was last modified: 13 Sep 2015|
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