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ID: 7007566
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of New Mexico (state)  New Mexico (state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 35 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 35.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 105 00 00 W  degrees minutes   Long: -105.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Inhabited by 8000 BCE; Anasazi & ancestors of Pima & Papago lived here by 12-13th cen. AD; Navajo & Apache arrived here from N by 15th cen.; Spanish arrived 16-17th cen.; area went to Mexico in 1821, to USA in 1848 in Mexican War; with Union in Civil War.

Names:
New Mexico (preferred,C,V)
NM (C,V,USPS)
Nueva Mexico (H,V)  ............ named by Spanish explorer Francisco de Ibarra in 1562

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of North and Central America (continent)  ....  North and Central America (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of United States (nation)  ........  United States (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of New Mexico (state)  ............  New Mexico (state) (P)

Place Types:
state (preferred, B)  ............  territory established by Congress in 1850, has been a state since January 6, 1912
first level subdivision (C)

Sources and Contributors:
New Mexico..........  [BHA, FDA, VP Preferred]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) 2:655-656
.......................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) 29:406 ff.
.......................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) plate 102
.......................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000331
.......................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
NM..........  [VP]
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
Nueva Mexico..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 655-656
Subject: .....  [BHA, FDA, VP]
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 655-656; 2:655-656
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) XXIX, 406 ff.; 29:406 ff.
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 102; plate 102
..................  USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS88000331
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 1257
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1985)

 

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