New Mexico

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New Mexico

Nickname: Land of Enchantment

State bird: Roadrunner

State flower: Yucca Flower

Capital: Santa Fe

Time: Mountain (GMT – 7)

The State: New Mexico is graced with deserts, forests, cities, lakes and mountains. Its Pueblo Native American and Spanish cultures are still very much alive. Albuquerque, the largest city, has an international airport, and its Old Town, museums and cultural centres make it an important tourist destination and a good base for travelling through the State. Santa Fe, with its adobe architecture, is the USA’s oldest State capital. Other attractions include the Sandia Peak area and ski runs; the Carlsbad Caverns; the mountain resort of Ruidoso; the Spanish colonial village of La Mesilla; prehistoric Native American sites; and the Navajo Native American Reservation near Farmington.