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www.quora.com/Why-is-New-Mexico-called-the-land-of-enchantment

Marketing. It started back in the '40s and was a way to bring tourism dollars. The state does have diverse landscapes, cultures, and weather. So there is a lot here that can be "enchanging," however, I know many retirees that refer to the state...

www.quora.com/Is-Mexico-also-called-New-Mexico

No… “Mexico” is a corruption of the word the Aztecs used for where they lived. (In English) it was called New Spain until the Spanish-conquered areas (which ...

statesymbolsusa.org/symbol-official-item/new-mexico/state-name-origin/origin...

New Mexico was named by the Spanish for lands north of the Rio Grande (the upper region of the Rio Grande was called "Nuevo Mexico" as early as 1561). The name was anglicized and applied to the land ceded to the United States by Mexico after the Mexican American War. All State Name Origins "Mexico" is an Aztec word meaning "place of Mexitli ...

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All the people who answered this are dumb, even the one who said the thing about Cortes; he was quite correct but he did NOT answered why New Mexico was called like that. New Mexico back in the Aztec days had nothing to do with Mexico nor USA, it was a native land full of APACHES not AZTECS (the aztecs were only in the center of Mexico).

www.reference.com/geography/new-mexico-called-land-enchantment-a70c65947f68539f

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 nickname in 1999. Some of New Mexico’s unofficial nicknames offer a more detailed description of the state.

www.wisegeek.com/why-is-new-mexico-called-the-land-of-enchantment.htm

New Mexico is also called the “Land of Opportunity.” This nickname refers to the numerous opportunities that may be found in the state, including the chance to own some land, and consequently, a part of the beautiful state. One nickname originates from the title of the work of an archeologist named Adolf Francis Alphonse Bandelier.

theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/new-mexico/articles/heres-why-new-mexico...

New Mexico is blessed with stunning desert landscapes, breathtaking snowcapped mountains, bubbling hot springs, and remarkable national monuments. With its mix of European American, Native American, and Mexican heritage, the state is a unique and colorful place to visit. Given all that, perhaps it ...

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Official State Nickname of New Mexico. The nickname for New Mexico is "The Land of Enchantment" ("Tierra del Encanto" in Spanish) because of New Mexico's scenic beauty and rich history (the nickname was officially adopted in 1999).

www.newmexicoenchantment.com

Welcome To New Mexico's Best Resource & Guide! The state of New Mexico is also known as the "Land of Enchantment". After you’ve spent some time here it’s obvious why. This is an amazing, unique state and I’d like the opportunity to share some of its finer aspects with you.

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New Mexico: An Interpretive History, by Marc Simmons. 221 pages. Publisher: University of New Mexico Press (August 1, 1988) For all who love New Mexico, and for those who aspire to know the state, this book is a graceful and compelling summary of what has made the Land of Enchantment its distinctive self.