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Encyclopedia > Northern New Mexico

Northern New Mexico may simply mean the northern part of New Mexico, but in cultural terms it usually means the area of heavy Spanish settlement in the north-central part. State nickname: Land of Enchantment Other U.S. States Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson (D) Senators Pete Domenici (R) Jeff Bingaman (D) Official languages English and Spanish Area 315,194 km² (5th)  - Land 314,590 km²  - Water 607 km² (0. ...


The traditional southern boundary of the area is an escarpment called La Bajada ("the descent") southwest of Santa Fe. The other boundaries are poorly defined. The map in Cobos (1983) is a guide: from La Bajada the boundary runs northwest about 50 miles (80 km) west of U.S. Routes 285 and 84, and northeast about 20 miles (30 km) east of Interstate 25, to the Colorado border. The area might also be described roughly as comprising Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Taos, and Colfax Counties; northeastern Sandoval County, northern Santa Fe County; and western San Miguel and Mora Counties, possibly with parts of adjoining counties. To the west is the Four Corners region; to the east is "Little Texas". Santa Fe (Spanish, Holy Faith) (full form: La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís, English: Royal City of the Holy Faith of St. ... Interstate 25 is an interstate highway in the western United States. ... State nickname: The Centennial State Other U.S. States Capital Denver Largest city Denver Governor Bill Owens (R) Senators Wayne Allard (R) Ken Salazar (D) Official languages English Area 269,837 km² (8th)  - Land 268,879 km²  - Water 962 km² (0. ... Rio Arriba County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Los Alamos County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Taos County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Colfax County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Sandoval County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Santa Fe County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... San Miguel County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... Mora County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. ... For other terms of Four Corners, see Four Corners disambiguation The Four Corners is a region in the western United States located near the common border of four states: in clockwise order from the top-left, these are Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. ...


Reference

  • Rubén Cobos (1983) Dictionary of New Mexico and Southern Colorado Spanish, University of New Mexico Press. ISBN 0-8901-3142-2. The second edition doesn't include the map.
Regions of New Mexico Flag of New Mexico
Central New Mexico | Eastern New Mexico | Llano Estacado | Northern New Mexico | Sangre de Christo Mountains | Southwestern New Mexico
Largest cities
Albuquerque | Las Cruces | Santa Fe
Farmington | Roswell | Clovis | Alamogordo | Los Lunas | Hobbs | Carlsbad | Espanola | Gallup | Las Vegas | Deming | Belen | Taos | Silver City | Portales | Artesia | Los Alamos | Grants
Counties
Bernalillo | Catron | Chaves | Cibola | Colfax | Curry | De Baca | Doña Ana | Eddy | Grant | Guadalupe | Harding | Hidalgo | Lea | Lincoln | Los Alamos | Luna | McKinley | Mora | Otero | Quay | Rio Arriba | Roosevelt | San Juan | San Miguel | Sandoval | Santa Fe | Sierra | Socorro | Taos | Torrance | Union | Valencia
Colleges and universities
College of Santa Fe | College of the Southwest | Eastern New Mexico University | New Mexico Highlands University | New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology | New Mexico Military Institute | New Mexico State University | St. John's College, Santa Fe | University of New Mexico | Western New Mexico University

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New Mexico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4416 words)
New Mexico authorities captured a group of Texans who embarked an expedition to assert their claim to the province in 1841.
New Mexico, the name given to the territory between Texas and California, was to quickly become a state according to the treaty, but the U.S. Senate unilaterally amended that provision during ratification proceedings.
According to the Census Bureau, as of 2004, the population of New Mexico was 1,903,289.
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