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. The economy of New Mexico is dependent on oil drilling, mineral extraction, dryland farming, cattle ranching, lumber milling, and retail trade. As of 2016–2017, its total gross domestic product (GDP) was $95 billion with a GDP per capita of $45,465. New Mexico's status as a tax haven yields low to moderate personal income taxes on residents and military personnel, and gives tax credits and exemptions to favorable industries. Because of this, its film industry has grown and contributed $1.23 billion to its overall economy. With a total area of 121,699 square miles (315,200 km²), the state is the fifth-largest state of the US, and slightly larger than British Isles.
New Mexico is known under different nicknames; aka Land of Enchantment, or Land of Sunshine (predates "Land of Enchantment"; this earlier nickname highlighted the large percentage of sunshine received statewide) and detailed official information about New Mexico can be found on the homepage at www. newmexico.gov.
As shown in the given New Mexico location map that New Mexico is located in the south-western region of the United States. New Mexico map also illustrates that it shares its border with Arizona in the west, Utah in the north-west, Colorado in the north, Oklahoma in the north-east, and Texas in the east and south-east. Besides, it also shares its international boundary with Mexico in the south.
The capital city of New Mexico is Santa Fe; however, the largest city is Albuquerque. Other important cities in the state are - Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Roswell, and Farmington. The climate type of state ranges from semi-arid to arid; nevertheless, in some parts of the state, the climate type ranges from continental to alpine.
Moreover, the important economic sectors of the economy in the state are: Oil and gas production, tourism, and the federal government’s spending over other sectors. Besides, Government’s policies also promote other services in the state.
Picture sand that looks like snow. It exists at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico! It's especially fun to 'surf' down the dunes - it's like sledding sans cold weather!
The US State New Mexico occupies 314,161 m², about 3,43 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State New Mexico with 2,088,070 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 14,79 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 785,176 fewer people. The capital Santa Fe alone has 83,875 inhabitants.
Santa Fe became the capital of the Territory of New Mexico in 1851 and remained its capital when it achieved statehood in 1912. Albuquerque has approximately 559,277 residents.
New Mexico's eastern border lies along 103°W longitude with the state of Oklahoma, and (due to a 19th-century surveying error) 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometres) west of 103°W longitude with Texas. On the southern border, Texas makes up the eastern two-thirds, while the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora make up the western third, with Chihuahua making up about 90% of that. The western border with Arizona runs along the 109° 03'W longitude. The southwestern corner of the state is known as the Bootheel. The 37°N parallel forms the northern boundary with Colorado. The states of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, and Utah come together at the Four Corners in New Mexico's northwestern corner. New Mexico has almost no natural water sources. Its surface water area is about 250 square miles (650 km²). The New Mexican landscape ranges from wide, rose-colored deserts to broken mesas to high, snow-capped peaks. Despite New Mexico's arid image, heavily forested mountain wildernesses cover a significant portion of the state, especially towards the north. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost part of the Rocky Mountains, run roughly north–south along the east side of the Rio Grande in the rugged, pastoral north. The most important of New Mexico's rivers are the Rio Grande, Pecos, Canadian, San Juan, and Gila. The Rio Grande is tied for the fourth-longest river in the United States. The U.S. government protects millions of acres of New Mexico as national forests. The climate of New Mexico is generally semiarid to arid, though areas of continental and alpine climates exist, and its territory is mostly covered by mountains, high plains, and desert. The Great Plains (High Plains) are in eastern New Mexico, similar to the Colorado high plains in eastern Colorado. The two states share similar terrain, with both having plains, mountains, basins, mesas, and desert lands. New Mexico's statewide average precipitation is 13.9 inches (350 mm) a year, with average monthly amounts peaking in the summer, as at Albuquerque, and Las Cruces in the south.