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New Mexico is a state located in the southwestern and western regions of the United States. It is usually considered one of the Mountain States. See the fact file below for more information about New Mexico or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the classroom or home environment.
- New Mexico’s total area is 121,412 square miles wherein it borders Oklahoma to the east, Colorado at the north, and west of Texas. Its landscape is a mixture of sandy desert, pastoral plain, minimal bodies of water except the Rio Grande, heavy forest, and rocky mountains. The climate varies from sunny and dry: winters rather brief, but definite cool to colder.
- The first native inhabitants were the Paleo-Indians with Clovis culture. The name Nw Mexico came from Nuevo Mexico or New Spain in 1563 after the seeking of gold mines by Francisco de Ibarra after the exploration. Santa Fe located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains was established in 1608 but later abandoned for 12 years by the Spaniards due to the Pueblo Revolt.
- In 1848, after the victory of the Americans during the Mexican-American war they ceded the territory under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. This included some territories like California and the rights of the citizens to vote.
- By January 6, 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state accepted to the union as a separate territory. The economic prosperity came in after the oil discovery in 1928 in Lea County and the town of Hobbs named after a homesteader.
- As of 2015 the estimated population of New Mexico was 2,085,109. Half of the residents are born in New Mexico while the other half are from the other states along with minimal non-American people.
- Economically, manufacturing industries support the state with food products, chemicals, transportation equipment, and stone-lay products. While more than half of the economy comes from livestock production, specifically dairy and cattle. Crops such as pecans, hay, onions, corn, peanuts, beans, chillies, and lettuce are grown.
- Some of its famous citizens are Conrad Hilton (hotel executive), Georgia O’Keefe (artist), Demi Moore (actress), Ernie Pyle (journalist), Billy the Kid (outlaw), John Denver (singer), and Al Unser (auto racer).
Key Statistical Information On New Mexico
Became a State
January 6,1912 (47th)
southwestern United States
121,665 sq. miles (5th)
Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Farmington
cattle, dairy products, hay, sorghum, nursery stock, pecans, chile pepper, onions, potatoes, pinto beans
sunny and dry: winters rather brief, but definite cool to colder
Averages 9 inches
Professional Sports Teams
no professional sports teams
Rio Grande River, Pecos River
Most Famous Citizens
Conrad Hilton (hotel executive)
Georgia O’Keefe (artist)
Demi Moore (actress)
Ernie Pyle (journalist)
Billy the Kid (outlaw),
John Denver (singer)
Al Unser (auto racer)
Bird – Roadrunner
Flower – Yucca
Animal – Black Bear
Tree – Pinon
Insect – Tarantula Hawk Wasp
New Mexico Worksheets
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use New Mexico Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about New Mexico which is a state located in the southwestern and western regions of the United States. It is usually considered one of the Mountain States.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- New Mexico Facts
- The Land of Enchantment
- Famous People
- State Symbols
- Natural Wonders
- The Rio Grande
- The Mexican American War
- The Seal
- Archaeological Work
- New Mexico Acronym
- Tex-Mex Cuisine
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