New Mexico Facts

Pecos Historical National Park in New Mexico
Pecos Historical National Park in New Mexico

Introduction - New Mexico

Located in the Southwest region of the United States, New Mexico is one of the four corners states, which comprise the only point in the U.S. where four state (Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico) borders meet. This state, comprised of mostly wide open land with very little natural water is also one of only four states that border Mexico. What this state boasts is a capital with the highest elevation in the U.S. as well as one of the country's oldest public buildings, dating back to 1610. It is also one of a few states where millions of acres of Native American reservations still exist. More quick facts and interesting facts as well as some historical information on New Mexico is listed in a kid-friendly format below. This information includes when New Mexico became a state and what the capital is.

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State of New Mexico Quick Facts

Interesting New Mexico Facts

State of New Mexico Historical Facts