New Mexico is a land of mountains, canyons, deserts, cave, plateaus, and flat-topped hills called mesas.
New Mexico is the only state with two official languages-English and Spanish. Descendants of New Mexico's first people, Native Americans, still live in the state, as do descendants of the Spanish and Mexicans.
New Mexico is a leading mining state, with deposits of coal, coper, silver, iron, potash, and aluminum.
New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6, 1912.
Its capital is Santa Fe.