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Situated in the southwestern part of USA, New Mexico is the 47th state of the constitution. With deep rooted links with Spain, New Mexico is also the 5th largest state in the country and is divided into 33 Counties. Santa Fe is the state capital and Albuquerque is the largest city. Las Cruces, Rio Rancho and Roswell are the other important cities.
Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah are the neighboring states while the country of Mexico shares a common boundary with New Mexico. The state has dry and arid climate and there are large expanses of desert land. Mining of silver and uranium, dry land farming and dairy products are the major industries.
Outdoors are exciting in New Mexico with ample scope to indulge in a wide range of activities. Apart from the towering mountain ranges and the desert plains there is something unexpected here. Scuba diving is a rage in Santa Rosa while ice skating, skiing and other winter sports are all around during winters. Additionally the state has 29 state parks and 5 national forests with Carson and Gila forests being most popular with tourists. Wild life can be viewed from close quarters.
Historically inclined visitors will be enthralled by the 13 National Monuments and parks that depict the ancient era. Georgia O'Keefe Museum, Billy the Kid Museum and the UFO Museum offer some of the best educative trips. It is believed that New Jersey had a close meeting with UFOâ€™s in 1947 and this is brought alive in the UFO Museum.
New Mexico has great outdoors and an enchanting history that collectively offer an exciting vacation.