New Mexico is the 47th state in the United States. It is also one of the least densely populated states in relation to its land area. Like many other states, New Mexico had been under Spanish and then Mexican rule (but only for a short time) before becoming a US territory and eventually a US state. New Mexico is unique for its strong Hispanic and Native American influences — as evident in its state flag, and several government-sanctioned Native American territories for instance. The state capital is Santa Fe and the largest city is Albuquerque.
New Mexico also features impressive and awe-inspiring geological wonders such as mountains and mountain ranges, big rocks, deserts, snow-capped mountains and mesas.