2,085,538 (2012 estimation)
121,599 sq. miles making it the fifth largest state in the union behind Alaska, Texas, California, and Montana.
Santa Fe, the oldest government seat in the U.S.
New Mexico became a state on January 6th, 1912 making in the 47th state to be admitted to the Union.
Wheeler Peak at 13,161 ft above sea level.
Red Bluff Reservoir, south east of Carlsbad at 2,842 ft. above sea level.
Turquoise (like diamonds to the Native Americans in this area)
Piñon (think pine nuts yummmm)
Río Grande Cutthroat Trout (fishing is huge around here)
(Information from the complimentary “New Mexico Vacation Guide”