US State General Knowledge #10 - New Mexico

Can you guess these facts about New Mexico?
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Politics
Capital
Santa Fe
Abbreviation
NM
Nickname
Land of Enchantment
Demonym
New Mexican
State name in spanish
Nuevo México
 
 
Five Biggest Cities
559,121
Albuquerque
101,643
Las Cruces
94,171
Rio Rancho
84,099
Santa Fe
48,544
Roswell
 
 
History
Year admitted to Union
1912
Native Americans lived in towns of adobe
Puebloans
War that brought New Mexico to the US
Mexican-American War
Was designed in Los Alamos National Laboratory
Nuclear weapons
 
 
People / Animals from New Mexico
Barney Stinson (HIMYM)
Neil Patrick Harris
Singer and actress (Here We Go Again)
Demi Lovato
Film "About Last Night..."
Demi Moore
"Only You Can Prevent Wildfires"
Smokey Bear
Geography
Longest river
Rio Grande
Largest lake
Elephant Butte Lake
Highest peak
Wheeler Peak
Is New Mexico landlocked?
Yes
New Mexicos National Park
Carlsbad Caverns
Bordering US states
Arizona
Colorado
Oklahoma
Utah
Texas
Bordering Mexican states
Chihuahua
Sonora
Southwestern corner
Bootheel
The above was part of which purchase?
Gadsden Purchase
Place where four states meet each other
Four Corners
 
 
City-Related Topics
Abbreviation for the biggest city
ABQ
City mentioned in the song "Route 66"
Gallup
Roswell is famous for?
UFOs
 
 
Tourist Attractions
Large white gypsum dune field
White Sands
Ancient Tiwa pueblo
Taos
Monadnock / Inselberg in the northwest
Shiprock
Famous bridge over the longest river
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Famous festival held in the biggest city
International Balloon Fiesta
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