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New Mexico

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New Mexico

  1. 2. <ul><li>Symbol </li></ul><ul><li>State and location </li></ul><ul><li>New Mexico is a state located in the southwest and western regions of the United States. </li></ul>
  2. 3. <ul><li>Flag </li></ul><ul><li>Mexico by Spanish explorers in 1540. On New Mexico's flag we see a red sun with rays streching out from it. There are four groups of rays with four rays in each group. This is an ancient sun symbol of a Native American people called the Zia. The Zia believed that the giver of all good gave them gifts in groups of four. These gifts are: </li></ul><ul><li>The four directions - north, east, south and west. </li></ul><ul><li>The four seasons - spring, summer, fall and winter. </li></ul><ul><li>The day - sunrise, noon, evening and night. </li></ul><ul><li>Life itself - childhood, youth, middle years and old age. </li></ul><ul><li>All of these are bound by a circle of life and love, without a beginning or end. </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>The Capital is Santa Fe and the biggest city is Alburquerque </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Anthem </li></ul><ul><li>En 1995, Nuevo México adoptó un himno estatal bilingüe, titulado  Mi lindo Nuevo México . </li></ul><ul><li>Motto </li></ul><ul><li>Crescit eundo  (It grows as it goes) </li></ul><ul><li>Nichname </li></ul><ul><li>New Mexico is also usually considered one of the Mountain States. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Official lenguage </li></ul><ul><li>The original state constitution of 1912 provided for a bilingual government with laws being published in both English and Spanish; this requirement was renewed twice, in 1931 and 1943. Nonetheless, the constitution does not declare any language as &quot;official </li></ul><ul><li>Number of Inhabitants </li></ul><ul><li>In 2000 the number of inhabitants is the 1.819.046 persons </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Nationalities whitin in the state </li></ul><ul><li>According to the  United States Census Bureau , 1.5% of the population is Multiracial/Mixed-Race, a population larger than both the Asian and NHPI population groups. In 2008 New Mexico had the highest percentage (45%) of  Hispanics  (of any race) of any state, with 83% of these native-born and 17% foreign-born. The majority of Hispanics in New Mexico claim a Spanish ancestry, especially in the northern part of the state. These people are the descendants of Spanish colonists who arrived during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. The state also has a large Native American population </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Importants Universities: </li></ul><ul><li>University of New Mexico ¨Las Cruces¨ </li></ul><ul><li>Advantages and disadvantages </li></ul><ul><li>I study at the University of New Mexico because I know the language of the country, and the weather is very good. The universities are good and are within the objectives that make the United States, therefore, have a very high level. The population is multiethnic which means they speak many languages ​​and could learn easily. The people are very welcoming. I would not go because there is great poverty and this would be an impediment to finding work after graduation, it would be very difficult to leave my life back, leaving my family, friends etc.. </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Importants sights </li></ul><ul><li>Mountains of New </li></ul>Mexico
  8. 9. <ul><li>Sun rise sandia mountains </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>St. Francis Cathedral tower </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>Red Rock State Park in Gallup </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>movies filmed in New Mexico </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>Importants persons </li></ul><ul><li>Sandoval </li></ul><ul><li>Martinez </li></ul>political
  13. 14. <ul><li>Adrian Genier </li></ul><ul><li>Mariachis </li></ul>Actor Musicians
  14. 15. <ul><li>Importants facts </li></ul><ul><li>Colonized by Spain, the land that is now New Mexico became U.S. territory as part of the Gadsen Purchase in 1853, though New Mexico did not become a U.S. state until 1912. During World War II, New Mexico was the site of the top-secret Manhattan Project, in which top U.S. scientists raced to create the first atomic bomb, which was tested at the Trinity Bomb site, near Alamagordo, on July 16, 1945. In 1947, Roswell, New Mexico, became a topic of speculation about extraterrestrial life when a local farmer discovered unidentified debris on his property, which some believed was the remains of a crashed alien spacecraft. Visitors to New Mexico frequent attractions like the Very Large Array telescope in Socorro and the historic city of Santa Fe, which artist Georgia O'Keeffe famously called home. </li></ul>

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