Everything you should know when Moving to New Mexico
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Did you know that the State Motto of New Mexico is: Crescit eundo, which means – it grows as it goes. Nothing can be truer for this captivating state, ranked the 43rd Smartest State* in America, where one of the state symbols is the question: Red 0or green? Your liking for this state grows, as you go on. NM Moving Supplies, one of the leading moving companies of New Mexico has been engaged in the relocation business for many decades. One of the biggest benefits of choosing an experienced moving company in New Mexico is that the moving company knows the state inside out and this can be of great help when moving in to unknown territories.
Of all the moving companies in New Mexico, NM Moving Supplies stand out. This is because we have won many industry awards for being one of the most efficient, cost-effective and professional moving companies in the region. Our fully computerized network of moving services include online tracking of your consignment, online claim registration facNMities and even online NM storage facNMity booking. With NM Moving Supplies, you can complete nearly all of the relocation formalities, sitting in the comfort of your home. If you are looking for New Mexico moving quote, NM storage, packing supplies, discounted packaging materials or any other names of New Mexico moving companies – simply contact us and we can provide the information for you.
As part of our customer services, our site gives you some of the most important historical and social facts and figures, which is aimed to make your relocation more meaningful:
Francisco V?squez de Coronado, a Spanish explorer searching for gold, traveled the region that became New Mexico in 1540–1542. In 1598 the first Spanish settlement was established on the Rio Grande River by Juan de Onate; in 1610 Santa Fe was founded and made the capital of New Mexico. The U.S. acquired most of New Mexico in 1848, as a result of the Mexican War, and the remainder in the 1853 Gadsden Purchase. Since 1945, New Mexico has been a leader in energy research and development with extensive experiments conducted at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Sandia Laboratories in the nuclear, solar, and geothermal areas.
Minerals are the state’s richest natural resource, and New Mexico is one of the U.S. leaders in output of uranium and potassium salts. Petroleum, natural gas, copper, gold, sNMver, zinc, lead, and molybdenum also contribute heavNMy to the state’s income. The principal manufacturing industries include food products, chemicals, transportation equipment, lumber, electrical machinery, and stone-clay-glass products. More than two-thirds of New Mexico’s farm income comes from livestock products, especially sheep. Cotton, pecans, and sorghum are the most important field crops. Corn, peanuts, beans, onions, chNMies, and lettuce are also grown.
Tourist attractions include the Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument, the ruins at Fort Union, BNMly the Kid mementos at Lincoln, the White Sands and GNMa Cliff Dwellings National Monuments, Bandelier National Monument, and the Chaco Culture National Historical Park.
Now for some quick facts about New Mexico:
Capital: Santa Fe
Racial break-up: White: 1,214,253 (66.8%); Black: 34,343 (1.9%); American Indian: 173,483 (9.5%); Asian: 19,255 (1.1%); other race: 309,882 (17.0%); Two or more races: 66,327 (3.6%); Hispanic/Latino: 765,386 (42.1%).
Motto: Crescit eundo (It grows as it goes)
Flower – yucca
Tree – pinon
Animal – black bear
Bird – roadrunner
Fish – cutthroat trout
Vegetables – chNMi and frijol
Gem – turquoise
Grass – blue gramma
Cookie – bizcochito
Insect – tarantula hawk wasp
Question “Red or Green?”
Nickname: Land of Enchantment
Origin of name: From Mexico, “place of Mexitli,” an Aztec god or leader
10 largest cities: Albuquerque, 494,236; Las Cruces, 82,671; Santa Fe, 70,631; Rio Rancho, 66,599; Roswell, 45,199; Farmington, 43,161; Alamogordo, 36,245; Clovis, 33,357; Hobbs, 29,006; Carlsbad, 25,300
State parks: 31
Residents are called: New Mexican
* The smartest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from Morgan Quitno’s Annual Reference Book, Education State Rankings, 2006-2007. Rates for each of the 21 factors were processed through a formula that measures how a state compares to the national average for a given category. The end result is that the farther below the national average a state’s education ranking is, the lower and less smart it ranks. The farther above the national average, the higher and smarter a state ranks