The New Mexico Flag

New Mexico Flag
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The New Mexico flag is set on a yellow background. The symbol of Zia, which is a red sun, is located in the middle of the banner. The design was adopted in 1925 and was created by Harry P. Mera.

The New Mexico flag has proportions 2:3. The colors are symbolic of Isabella of Castile. This flag was created out of a contest that was pushed for by the Daughters of The American Revolution.

The symbol in the center of the banner stands for four sacred obligations, four seasons, four directions, four winds. According to a survey by NAVA (North American Vexillological Association), the New Mexico flag was ranked by people as the best flag of all of the states in the Union.

An unofficial banner existed before the current design.

Here are some quick facts about the state of New Mexico.

Population: 2,499,678
Year of Admission into the Union: 1912
Nickname(s): Land of Enchantment
Motto(s): Crescit eundo
Capital City: Sante Fe
Largest City: Albuquerque

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