Ten fun facts about New Mexico


Fact 1
Located 7,000 feet above sea level, Santa Fe, the capital city of New Mexico, is the highest capital city in the United States.

Fact 2
The largest international hot air balloon festival is held in Albuquerque, New Mexico every October.

Fact 3
New Mexico has fewer lakes and rivers than any other state in the US.


Fact 4
The first atomic bomb to be detonated in the US was on July 16, 1945 in the White Sands Testing Range located near Alamogordo. This bomb was also manufactured in the state.

Fact 5
One of America’s oldest public buildings, the Palace of Governors, was built in Santa Fe in 1610.

Fact 6
Approximately ¼ of the state is made of forestland. The state is home to seven National Forests, which include the largest in the nation, the Gila National Forest.

Fact 7
The Navajo own the largest reservation in the United States. It covers nearly 14 million acres of the state.

Fact 8
On Navajo owned and occupied land they have their own laws in place that often times supersede those laws put in place by the state.

Fact 9
One out of every four people in New Mexico that are employed work for the Federal Government on some level.

Fact 10
There are more sheep and cattle in New Mexico then there are people.


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Short about New Mexico
Is a state located in the southwestern part of the United States.


Fast facts
Number of households
763,844
Population
2,083,540
Per capita income
$23,749
Life expectancy in number of years
78.4
Statehood
January 6, 1912
Capital
Santa Fe
Largest city
Albuquerque
Number of billionaires
0
State color
Red and Yellow
State bird
Roadrunner
State mammal
American black bear
State fish
Rio Grande cutthroat trout
State tree
Piñon Pine
State flower
Yucca flower

Sources
Forbes Magazine - List of billionaires by US state
US Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts
USNA - State Tree and Flower Chart



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