New Mexico: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

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New Mexico is located in the southwestern United States and is classified as a mountain state. It did not get its name from Mexico, but instead it was named after New Mexico. The connection with its southern neighbor does not end with the highest proportion of Hispanics among the population of the entire United States. The former province of Nuevo México fell under the administration of New Spain, the predecessor of today’s Mexico.

New Mexico: Map, Largest Cities & What to See

Map of New Mexico / Where is New Mexico?

Table of Contents
  1. Basic Information About New Mexico
  2. What to See in the State of New Mexico
  3. Fun Facts about New Mexico
  4. New Mexico Weather
  5. Largest Cities in New Mexico
  6. New Mexico Food Prices
  7. New Mexico State Symbols

Basic Information About New Mexico

What to See in the State of New Mexico

  1. Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  2. Spaceport America: The First Private Spaceport
  3. White Sands National Park
  4. City of Santa Fe
  5. Bandelier National Monument
  6. Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  7. Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railway
  8. Billy the Kid Museum
  9. Pecos National Historical Park
  10. Sandia Peak Tramway

For tips on other sights and places of interest in New Mexico, post in the discussion.

Fun Facts about New Mexico

Date of New Mexico’s Entry into the Union

January 6, 1912 (47th in order)

New Mexico State Nickname

Land of Enchantment

The Highest Mountain in New Mexico

Wheeler Peak (4,013 metres)

New Mexico Rivers

  1. Rio Grande (3,051 km)
  2. Pecos River (1,490 km)
  3. Canadian River (1,458 km)
  4. Cimarron River (1 123 km)
  5. Gila River (1 050 km)

Airports in New Mexico

  1. Albuquerque International Sunport
  2. Santa Fe Munincipal Airport
  3. Roswell International Air Center
  4. Lea County Regional Airport
  5. Four Corners Regional Airport

New Mexico Sports Teams

  • NFL (American football): no team
  • MLB (baseball): no team
  • MLS (football): no team
  • NHL (ice hockey): no team
  • NBA (basketball): no team

Universities in New Mexico

  • University of New Mexico

ZIP Codes


Weather in New Mexico | Average Temperatures in New Mexico | Average Precipitation New Mexico

New Mexico Weather

Climatic conditions in New Mexico are varied; you can encounter dry deserts and cool mountain climates. The coldest winters are in the mountainous regions, where the average annual temperature is around just 4°C, while in the warmer southeast it is around 17°C.

In summer, temperatures range from 26 °C in the higher altitudes to 36 °C in the desert areas.

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Largest Cities in New Mexico

# City Population Map
1 Albuquerque 545,852 Show on Map
2 Las Cruces 97,618 Show on Map
3 Enchanted Hills 87,521 Show on Map
4 Rio Rancho 87 521 Show on Map
5 Santa Fe 67,947 Show on Map
6 Roswell 48,366 Show on Map
7 Farmington 45,877 Show on Map
8 South Valley 40,976 Show on Map
9 Clovis 37,775 Show on Map
10 Hobbs 34,122 Show on Map

New Mexico Food Prices

  • McDonalds Restaurant McMeal prices: $8.00
  • Restaurant draft beer (0.5L): $5.00
  • Cappuccino in restaurant: $3.92
  • Coca-Cola in restaurant (0.33 l): $1.66
  • Milk (1 l): $0.71
  • Bread (500 g): $2.64
  • Rice (1 kg): $2.84
  • Egg (12 pcs): $1.92
  • Cheese (1 kg): $11.80
  • Boneless chicken breast (1 kg): $7.14
  • Beef Loin (1 kg): $11.33
  • Apple (1 kg): $4.16
  • Bananas (1 kg): $2.01
  • Oranges (1 kg): $2.84
  • Tomatoes (1 kg): $4.30
  • Potatoes (1 kg): $2.17
  • Water (1.5 l bottle): $2.23
  • Bottle beer (0.5 l bottle): $3.17
  • Pack of Marlboro cigarettes: $8.25

Grocery prices in the city of Albuquerque valid in January 2021. Take these as a guide, prices vary from store to store. Tax is included in the price.

New Mexico Flag | New Mexico State Emblem

New Mexico State Symbols

  • Gemstone: Tyrus
  • Insect: tarantula
  • Mottle: McFarland’s beetle
  • Animal: New Mexican ladybird
  • Plasma: New Mexican whiptail
  • Bird: cockatiel
  • Plant: yucca
  • Fish: Clark’s trout
  • Tree: Colorado pine
  • Biscuit: bizcochito
  • Grass: mosquito grass
  • Vegetable: chilli, beans
  • Animal: black bear

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