​​​​​​​​​Lynn's Guide to the Placitas Community

Lynn Koch, CRS

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Area Code: 505 or 575                             Population:  2.086 million (2014) 

Land Area:  121,599 square miles, including 234 square miles of inland water.  New Mexico is the 5th largest state in area
(behind Alaska, Texas, California and Montana.)

Highest Point:  Wheeler Peak (13,161 feet)

Lowest Point:  Red Bluff Reservoir southeast of Carsbad (2,842 feet)

State Capital:  Santa Fe, the oldest government seat in the U.S.

Statehood Day:  January 6, 1912 (47th state in the union)

State Grass:  Blue Grama

State Flower:  Yucca

State Tree:  Pinon

State Bird: Roadrunner

State Fish:  Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout

State Animal:  Black Bear                State Insect: Trantula Hawk Wasp

State Fossil:   Coelophysis ("SEE-LA-FISIS" is the state's only Triassic dinosaur)

State Vegetables:  Chile and frijoles (pinto beans).  (Technically, however, chile is classified as a  fruit.)

State Cookie:  Bizcochito

State Gem:  Turquoise

State Question:  Red or Green? (pertains to chile)

State Languages:  English and Spanish