New Mexico

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New Mexico

Abbr. NM or N.M. or N.Mex.
A state of the southwest United States on the Mexican border. It was admitted as the 47th state in 1912. Site of prehistoric cultures that long preceded the Pueblo civilization encountered by the Spanish in the 1500s, the region was governed as a province of Mexico after 1821 and ceded to the United States by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. The original territory (established 1850) included Arizona and part of Colorado and was enlarged by the Gadsden Purchase of 1853. Sante Fe is the capital and Albuquerque the largest city.

New Mexican n. & adj.
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New Mexico

(Placename) a state of the southwestern US: high semiarid plateaus and mountains, crossed by the Rio Grande and the Pecos River; large Spanish-American and Indian populations; contains over two-thirds of US uranium reserves. Capital: Santa Fé. Pop: 1 874 614 (2003 est). Area: 314 451 sq km (121 412 sq miles). Abbreviation: N. Mex. or NM (with zip code)
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New` Mex′ico

a state in the SW United States. 1,819,046; 121,666 sq. mi. (315,115 sq. km). Cap.: Santa Fe. Abbr.: NM, N. Mex., N.M.
New` Mex′i•can, n.
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Noun1.New Mexico - a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican borderNew Mexico - a state in southwestern United States on the Mexican border
southwestern United States, Southwest - the southwestern region of the United States generally including New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Nevada, California, and sometimes Utah and Colorado
Carlsbad Caverns National Park - a national park in New Mexico featuring what is probably the world's largest cavern with spectacular underground formations
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
Albuquerque - the largest city in New Mexico; located in central New Mexico on the Rio Grande river
Carlsbad - a town in southeastern New Mexico on the Pecos River near the Mexican border; potash deposits
Farmington - a town in northwestern New Mexico
Gallup - a town in northwestern New Mexico near the Arizona border
Las Cruces - a town in southern New Mexico on the Rio Grande
Los Alamos - a town in north central New Mexico; in 1942 it was chosen as a nuclear research site where the first atomic bombs were produced
Roswell - a town in southeast New Mexico
capital of New Mexico, Santa Fe - capital of the state of New Mexico; located in north central New Mexico
Silver City - a town in southwestern New Mexico
Taos - an artist colony in northern New Mexico
Chihuahuan Desert - a desert in western Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and northern Mexico
Brazos, Brazos River - a river that rises in Mexico and flows across Texas into the Gulf of Mexico
Canadian River, Canadian - a river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma
Carlsbad Caverns - a group of caverns in southeastern New Mexico noted for their stalactites and stalagmites
Cimarron, Cimarron River - a river that rises in northeastern New Mexico and flows eastward into Oklahoma where it becomes a tributary of the Arkansas River
Colorado Plateau - a large plateau to the south and west of the Rocky Mountains; abuts mountains on the north and east and ends in an escarpment overlooking lowlands to the south and west; the Grand Canyon is carved out of the southwestern corner
Gila, Gila River - a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado River
Guadalupe Mountains - a mountain range in southern New Mexico and western Texas; the southern extension of the Sacramento Mountains
Llano Estacado - a large semiarid plateau forming the southern part of the Great Plains
Pecos, Pecos River - a tributary of the Rio Grande that flows southeastward from New Mexico through western Texas
Sacramento Mountains - mountain range in New Mexico to the east of the Rio Grande
Wheeler Peak - a mountain peak in northeastern New Mexico in the Rocky Mountains
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On the morning of the third day following the death of von Horn the New Mexico steamed away from the coast of Borneo.
In one tragic case, the operator in Folsom, New Mexico, refused to quit her post until she had warned her people of a flood that had broken loose in the hills above the village.
Farther back there was a range of low but apparently very rocky hills, and here and there all about were visible flat-topped masses of rock--small mountains, in fact--which reminded me of pictures I had seen of landscapes in New Mexico. Altogether, the country was very much broken and very beautiful.
"The next I heard of Frank was that he was in Montana, and then he went prospecting in Arizona, and then I heard of him from New Mexico. After that came a long newspaper story about how a miners' camp had been attacked by Apache Indians, and there was my Frank's name among the killed.
New Mexico government has condemned the act and termed it unlawful.
4 March 2019 - Albuquerque, New Mexico, US-based business accelerator ABQid, has merged into CNM Ingenuity, the 501(c)3 enterprise arm of Central New Mexico Community College, the company said.
The company was purchased in order to continue serving the Facebook data centre in New Mexico with 100 percent renewable energy.
New Mexico Dental Clinics experienced staff is able to meet every patient's needs and will be more than happy to assist with any dental and personal needs.
ORLA -- After you head northeast on Ranch Road 652 from tiny Orla, it's easy to miss the precise moment you leave Texas and cross into New Mexico. The sign just says "Lea County Line," and with 254 counties in Texas, you'd be forgiven for not knowing there isn't one named Lea.
(NASDAQ: WAFD) has said that it has appointed Michelle Coons as senior vice president and regional president to lead its New Mexico territory, effective January 1, 2018.
Irwin Klein and the New Settlers: Photographs of Counterculture in New Mexico shares a peek at a group of New Settlers in New Mexico during the counterculture period, beginning in the late 1960s, through the lens of photographer and documentarian Irwin Klein.

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