In 1563, it was named Nuevo México after the Aztec Valley of Mexico by Spanish settlers, more than 250 years before the establishment and naming of the present-day country of Mexico; thus, the present-day state of New Mexico was not named after the country today known as Mexico.
New Mexico is the long-time home of the Pueblo people, a group of Native Americans. The area was named Nuevo México (New Mexico) by the Spanish in the mid-1500s and officially settled in 1598, its capital Santa Fe was selected in 1610. In the late 1600s, the Pueblo people revolted against the Spanish.
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The New Mexico portion of the Rio Grande lies within the Rio Grande Rift Valley, bordered by a system of faults, including those that lifted up the adjacent Sandia and Manzano Mountains, while lowering the area where the life-sustaining Rio Grande now flows. Geology. Albuquerque lies in the Albuquerque Basin, a portion of the Rio Grande rift.
Los Alamos is a town in Los Alamos County, New Mexico, United States, that is recognized as the development and creation place of the atomic bomb—the primary objective of the Manhattan Project by Los Alamos National Laboratory during World War II. The town is located on four mesas of the Pajarito Plateau, and has a population of 12,019. It is the county seat and one of two population centers in the county known as census-designated places; the other is White Rock.
The ruins of permanent Puebloan settlements, such as those located in nearby Bandelier National Monument and Tsankawi, and numerous other sites such as cliff dwellings indicate that the area has been inhabited during various eras since around 1150 AD. The first settlers on the plateau are thought to be Keres speaking Native Americans around the 10th century. Around 1300, Tewa settlers immigrated from the Four Corners Region and built large cities but were driven out within 50 years by Navajo and
Los Alamos is located in northern New Mexico between the Rio Grande and the eastern rim of the Valles Caldera on the Pajarito Plateau, approximately 35 mi to the northwest of Santa Fe. The elevation at the post office is 7,320 feet and total land area is 11.14 square miles.
The geography of Los Alamos lends itself to several sports and recreational activities. Skiing is possible on 10,440 ft. Pajarito Mountain between November and April. Snowshoeing is possible at Valles Caldera National Preserve and other locations weather permitting. On November 1
Los Alamos is the fifth-fastest-growing city in New Mexico, after Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Las Cruces, and Ruidoso.
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Las Cruces (/ l ɑː s ˈ k r u s ɪ s /; Spanish: [las 'kruses] "the crosses") is the second-largest city in the U.S. state of New Mexico and the seat of Doña Ana County.As of the 2010 census the population was 97,618, and in 2019 the estimated population was 103,432.
Raton was the site of New Mexico's first horse racetrack, La Mesa Park, which closed in 1992. Raton is home to the International Balloon Rally, a hot-air balloon gathering, held on the Fourth of July weekend. Notable people. Tom W. Blackburn, Western writer who also wrote the lyrics to "The Ballad of Davy Crockett"