Postal abbreviation – NM
Capital – Santa Fe
Area – 121,590.1 [5th largest in the US]
Population as of census 2010 – 2,059,179 [36th largest in the US]
Population density per square mile – 17.0 [45th largest in the US]
Area codes – 505
Zip codes – 87001 - 88439
Number of counties – 33
State nickname – Land of Enchantment
State motto – "Crescit eundo" - It grows as it goes
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-Santa Fe is the highest capital city in the United States at 7,000 feet above sea level.
-Each October, Albuquerque hosts the world's largest international hot air balloon fiesta.
-One out of every four workers in New Mexico works directly for the Federal Government.
-Tens of thousands of bats live in the Carlsbad Caverns. Its largest chamber is more than 10 football fields long and about 22 stories high.
-University of New Mexico School of Law