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Federated state of the southwestern USA, 314,925 km², 1,954,599
residents (2006 estimate), 6 inhabitants / km², capital: Santa
Fe. Borders: Colorado (N), Oklahoma (NE), Texas (SE), Arizona (W); Mexico (SW).
New Mexico is characterized by a series of mostly arid plateaus and covered
by sparse steppe or bushy vegetation; in the center there are some chains
belonging to the Rocky Mountain system including that of the Sangre de Cristo
(Wheeler Peak, 4011 m, maximum elevation of the state; Truchas Peak, 3993 m) and
the Sacramento mountains (Sierra Blanca Peak, 3659 m). The ridges, oriented from
N to S, divide the Rio Grande basin to W from those of its Pecos tributary and
of the Canadian river (tributary of Arkansas) to E. The climate, steppe type N
and desert type S, is characterized by strong temperature fluctuations and low
rainfall (350 mm per year). Economic resources are agriculture (cereals,
vegetables, fruit, cotton), practiced in river valleys or in irrigated areas,
breeding (cattle, sheep, pigs), forestry and subsoil exploitation (uranium, oil,
gas) ; the industry is mainly active in the chemical, petrochemical, food, wood,
textile and mechanical sectors. Main cities, besides the capital,
are Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Roswell, Clovis and Hobbs.
Originally part of the Spanish empire and, therefore (1821), of the Mexican
Republic, it was acquired by the USA following the Mexican war
(1846-48). Organized as a territory in 1850, from 1853 it also included, until
1863, the current state of Arizona and part of Colorado. The first part of its
history was characterized by the Indian wars, in 1863 and between 1882 and 1886.
It was admitted to the Union as a State in 1912. On July 16, 1945, the first
atomic bomb was detonated at the Alamogordo air base experimental.
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Santa Fe (New Mexico)
City (55.900 residents) and capital of the State of New Mexico (USA), 80 km
NE of Albuquerque, 2118 m on the southern slope of the Sangre de Cristo
mountains, to the left of the Rio Grande. Agricultural market (cereals,
vegetables, fruit) and animal husbandry, is home to food and mechanical
industries. Nearby, deposits of lead, zinc, gold, silver and coal. Tourism
(summer holidays and winter sports) is favored by the presence of natural parks
and Indian reserves around the city. § Founded around 1610 by the Spaniards (Villa
Real de Santa Fe), it quickly became a commercial center being the terminal
point to the west of the "Santa Fe runway" coming from the United
States. Besieged (and occupied between 1680 and 1692) by the Pueblos Indians,
the city was conquered by the Americans in 1846, during the war with Mexico, to
which Santa Fe then belonged. § The city is one of the oldest urban centers in
the USA. Characteristic is the Governor's Palace (started in 1610), built in the
Spanish pueblo style. The museum houses one of the most important international
City (419,311 residents in 1998) of New Mexico (USA), located at 1507 m asl
on the northwestern slopes of the Manzano mountains, to the left of the Rio
Grande. Important node of road and railway communications, it is the most
populous city in the state and the most economically active: the trade in
agricultural products (cereals), livestock (wool) and timber is intense; there
are numerous industries, especially in the food, mechanical, cement and
petrochemical sectors, favored by the proximity of coal and hydrocarbon
deposits; tourism is very flourishing, with Albuquerque being a well-equipped
climatic health resort. § The city, one of the oldest in the USA, was founded in
1706 by some Spanish colonists, who called it San Felipe de Alburquerque in
honor of Philip V of Spain, Duke of Alburquerque (the r later fell from
the name of the city); in 1880, following the intense development of railway
traffic, the modern city was founded next to the ancient nucleus. Albuquerque is
home to the University of New Mexico (1889); nearby there are some Indian
reserves, the Cibola National Park, the military bases of Kirtland and Sandia
and a nuclear weapons research center.
City (31,200 residents) of the State of New Mexico (USA), 280 km SE of
Santa Fe, on the northern edge of the Llano Estacado, near the border with
Texas. Railway hub, it is an agricultural and livestock market with processing
industries. Airport. § The locality gave name to an aspect (also called of
Llano) of North American prehistoric cultures, which flourished around the tenth
millennium BC. C. Typical are the so-called Clovis points, lanceolate
lithic artifacts, often with a slightly concave base, found associated with
bison bones and the last American mammoths. Equally frequented were sometimes
the periglacial environment regions where caribou hunting was practiced.
City (29,200 residents) of the State of New Mexico (USA), near the border
with Texas, 155 km SE of Roswell. Agricultural and livestock market with
petrochemical industries; nearby, oil fields. Airport.