Discover New Mexico the land of Enchantment! This state is located in the southwestern and western regions of the United States.
New Mexico is usually considered one of the Mountain States. It wasn’t until I began to delve into this state did I come to realise what a captivating and diverse area this is.
New Mexico was inhabited by indigenous peoples of the Americas for many centuries before European exploration. It has the second-highest percentage of Native Americans after Alaska. The fourth-highest total number of Native Americans after California, Oklahoma, and Arizona. The tribes in the state consist of mostly Navajo, Puebloan and the Apache peoples.
New Mexico, or Nuevo México in Spanish, is often incorrectly believed to have taken its name from the nation of Mexico. However, New Mexico was given its name in 1563, and again in 1581, by Spanish explorers who believed the area contained wealthy Indian cultures similar to those of the Mexica (Aztec) Empire. Mexico, formerly known as New Spain, adopted its name centuries later in 1821, after winning independence from Spanish rule. The two developed as neighboring Spanish speaking communities, with relatively independent histories.
The New Mexico climate on average is 278 sunny days per year. The July high is around 89 degrees. The January low is 19.
There is something for everyone both in the summer and winter months. Every summer for more than three decades, guests from all over the world come to Albuquerque to celebrate ballooning at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Rafting, canoeing and kayaking are wilderness experiences. Of course the skiing in the winter sunshine.
Or if sporting activities don’t rock your boat then there are the wineries, vineyards, restaurants, shopping and national parks!
- The Rocky Mountains begin right here.
- On average, there are 278 days of sunshine a year.
- On average, New Mexico slopes get 300 inches of snow each season.
- Route 66 passes through New Mexico
- Unique Dwellings for Sale offer an insight into the spectacular state of New Mexico.