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Flag of New Mexico

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Flag of New Mexico

Use: Civil and state flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 1925
Design: The red and yellow of old Spain. The ancient Zia Sun symbol in red, in the center of a field of yellow.
Designed by: Harry P. Mera
The flag of the U.S. state of New Mexico (Spanish: Bandera de Nuevo México) consists of a red sun symbol of the Zia on a field of yellow, and was officially introduced in 1925. It was designed in 1920, to highlight the state's Native American Pueblo and Nuevo México Hispano roots. The colors evoke the flags of Habsburg Spain (the Cross of Burgundy), Spain and the Crown of Aragon, brought by the conquistadors.

It is one of four U.S. state flags not to contain the color blue (the other three being Alabama, California, and Maryland). It is the only one of these four not to contain the color white. The flag of the District of Columbia also has no blue, although it is partially white, making the New Mexico flag the only one with no blue or white.

State of New Mexico
Estado de Nuevo México (Spanish)
Flag of New Mexico State seal of New Mexico
Flag Seal
Nickname(s):
Land of Enchantment
Motto(s): Crescit eundo (English: It grows as it goes)
State song(s): "O Fair New Mexico" and "Así Es Nuevo México"
Map of the United States with New Mexico highlighted
Spoken languages
  • English 69.7%
  • Spanish 28.5%
  • Navajo 3.5%
  • other 4.1%
Demonym New Mexican (Spanish: Neomexicano, Neomejicano)
Capital Santa Fe
Largest city Albuquerque
Largest metro Greater Albuquerque
Area Ranked 5th
• Total 121,700 sq mi
(315,199 km2)
• Width 344 miles (552 km)
• Length 371 miles (596 km)
• % water 0.3
• Latitude 31° 20′ N to 37° N
• Longitude 103° W to 109° 3′ W
Population Ranked 36th
• Total 2,095,428 (2018)
• Density 17.2/sq mi (6.62/km2)
Ranked 45th
• Median household income $46,744 (47th)
Elevation
• Highest point Wheeler Peak
13,168 ft (4013.4 m)
• Mean 5,701 ft (1,741 m)
• Lowest point Red Bluff Reservoir on Texas border
2,845 ft (868 m)
Before statehood Nuevo México (1598–1848)
New Mexico Territory (1850–1912)
Admitted to the Union January 6, 1912 (47th)
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D)
Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales (D)
Legislature New Mexico Legislature
• Upper house Senate
• Lower house House of Representatives
U.S. Senators
  • Tom Udall (D)
  • Martin Heinrich (D)
U.S. House delegation
  • 1: Deb Haaland (D)
  • 2: Xochitl Torres Small (D)
  • 3: Ben Ray Luján (D)
(list)
Time zones
• all of state (legally) Mountain: UTC −7/−6
• Nara Visa (informally) Central: UTC -6/-7
ISO 3166 US-NM
Abbreviations NM, N.M., N.Mex.
Website www.newmexico.gov
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Categories: United States state flags,Symbols of New Mexico,New Mexico,Former Spanish colonies,States and territories established in 1912,States of the United States,Western United States,1912 establishments in New Mexico

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