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New Mexico // Santa Fe, NM // Southwest Region // Mountain Time
(The Land of Enchantment)
Territory established: December 13, 1850
Statehood granted: January 6, 1912 // 47th State
New Mexico was formed out of land from the Louisiana Purchase (1803),
the Mexican cession (1848), and land ceded by the State of Texas (1850).
[View map of US territorial acquisition]

#4309 // April 16, 2010
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
New Mexico State Flag
and hot-air balloons
#1983 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
New Mexico
(Geococcyx californianus)
and Yucca Flower
#1679 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
New Mexico State Flag

#944 // October 16, 1946 // Santa Fe, NM
General Stephen W. Kearny Expedition
Liberation of Santa Fe

"Capture of Santa Fe"
(American-Mexican War 1846-1848),
painting by Kenneth M. Chapman
(* 1875, † 1968)
#1191 // January 6, 1962 // Santa Fe, NM
50th Anniversary of
New Mexico Statehood

rock formation in San Juan County,
Navajo Indian reservation, NM

#4591 // January 6, 2012 // Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Statehood

Landscape in northern New Mexico
ca. 65 miles northwest of Albuquerque
with the two peaks "Cerro de Santa Clara",
"Cerro de Guadalupe", and the "Rio Puerco",
based on an oil painting by artist Doug West

#3591 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from New Mexico

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View New Mexico state quarter
View New Mexico state map
View New Mexico clock

"Mexico" is an Aztec Indian word meaning "place of Mexitli", an Aztec god.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
121,356 [314.311]
ranked 5th
(census 2010)
ranked 36th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
17 [7]
ranked 46th
The State of New Mexico has 33 counties.
New Mexico shares in the south a 180-mile-long (290 km)
international border with the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
Historic Route 66 leads 487 miles (784 km) through New Mexico.


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