New Mexico, United States
New Mexico Reviews
The State of New Mexico Nov 12, 2009
The U.S. acquired most of New Mexico in 1848, as a result of the Mexican war and the remainder in the 1853. Minerals are the state's richest natural resource, and New Mexico is one of the U.S. leaders in output of uranium and potassium salts. Petroleum, natural gas, copper, gold, silver, zinc, lead, and molybdenum also contribute heavily to the state's income. Inhabited by a large Native American (Native Indian) populations for many centuries, it has also been part of the Imperial Spanish Viceroy of New Spain and part of Mexico and a United States territory. The tribes represented in the state consist of mostly Navajo and Pueblo peoples. As a result, the demographics and culture of the state are unique for their strong Hispanic, Mexican, and Native American cultural influences. It is a sparsely populated state and with a density of only 16 per square mile, New Mexico is the sixth most uninhabited US State.
Tourist attractions include the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument, the ruins at Fort Union, Billy the Kid mementos at Lincoln, the White Sands and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monuments, Bandelier National Monument, and the Chaco Culture National Historical Park. My friend Matt and I decided to take a weekend trip one day and drove for three hours into New Mexico making a stop at the Continental Divide. We also took a trip to the Gila National forest and headed as far as Lake Roberts. The Capital city of New Mexico is Santa Fe, which I hear is something to see if one is in the State. The largest city however is Albuquerque.
Some interesting information that I found interesting as I did my search prior to traveling to Silver City which was our only stop when we went to New Mexico, here we go:
State Flower: Yucca
State Bird: Roadrunner
State Fish: New Mexico cutthroat Trout
State Tree: Pinon
70 percent of New Mexicans live within 40 miles of a State Park? New Mexico has 34 diverse State Parks to explore, including cool lakes, mountain forests, canyons, desert beauty, and fascinating historical sites, even dinosaur tracks! New Mexico State Parks offer family-friendly settings, endless recreational opportunities, and hundreds of special events and educational programs each year.
Part of the list States within Continental US
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