New Mexico Facts: Became the 47th state on January 6, 1912
State Abbreviation - NM
State Capital - Santa Fe
Largest City - Albuquerque
Area - 121,593 sq miles [NM is the 5th biggest state in the US]
Population - 1,819,046 (as of 2000) [NM is the 36th most populous state in the US]
Major Industries - mining (potash, copper, silver, uranium), oil, natural gas, tourism
Major Rivers - Rio Grande, Pecos River
Major Lakes - Elephant Butte Reservoir, Conchas Lake, Navajo Reservoir
Highest Point - Wheeler Peak - 13,161 feet (4,011 m) above sea level
Lowest Point - Red Bluff Lake - 2,817 feet (859 m) above sea level
Bordering States - Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah
Bordering Country - Mexico
|Idling in New Mexico Although New Mexico is one of the biggest states in the Union, its population is less dense than in neighboring areas. New Mexicans derive much of their income from mineral extraction, but also from natural gas, petroleum, and coal.||
But the state also champions environmental responsibility, clean and renewable technologies, and oil and gas technologies that reduce the United States' dependence on foreign resources. Luckily, idling is not as serious an issue as it is in some other states, but it is still important that strides are made in its reduction.
The state of New Mexico has a number of motor vehicles in operation throughout its southernmost to northernmost confines as well as its east and west borders.