New Mexico is called the "Land of Enchantment" because of its beautiful scenery and rich history, according to NetState.com. The nickname was first placed on license plates in 1941 and was adopted as the official state n... More »

The state of New Mexico has many nicknames, such as "The Cactus State," "The Land of Sunshine," "The Spanish State" and "The Land of the Delight Makers"; however, the official nickname of the New Mexico State is "The Lan... More »

The New Mexico state motto is "Crescit eundo," a Latin phrase which translates as "It grows as it goes." New Mexico's statehood was granted in 1912, making it the 47th state. New Mexico is referred to as the Land of Ench... More »

There are several different areas of highway in New Mexico that have been designated as safety corridors. These areas can be found on Interstate 40 and also on Interstate 25. More »

Natural resources in New Mexico include coal, copper, gold, zinc, lead, petroleum and natural gas. New Mexico is also one of the heaviest producers of uranium and potassium salts in the United States. More »

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Santa Fe, New Mexico, sits 7,000 feet above sea level, making it the highest state capital in the United States. The full name of Santa Fe is, "La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis," which means, "The Ro... More »

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The state of New Mexico has many nicknames, such as "The Cactus State," "The Land of Sunshine," "The Spanish State" and "The Land of the Delight Makers"; however, the official nickname of the New Mexico State is "The Lan... More »