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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Map of New Mexico - Road Conditions, Counties, Cities Map

New Mexico is situated in the south western parts of the United States of America. It is said to be one of the Mountain States. It is the thirty sixty most populated state plus sixth in being the state with least dense population. It is fifth largest state in U.S. Its capital is Santa Fe and Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico.

For centuries in New Mexico Native Americans have been residing. It has the maximum per cent of Hispanics among the all the 50 states of United States. Also it has been inhabited by Spanish people and Latin America, who have recently immigrated. New Mexico is said to be 2nd in the Native American percentage following Alaska and 5th in the total figure of Native Americans. Mostly Pueblo and Navajo tribes have occupied the New Mexico state thereby it has exclusive Native American and Hispanic cultures. New Mexico flag has red and gold colors which denote Spain. It also has a symbol i.e. Zia symbol which symbolizes for sun as per the Native Americans.

New Mexico consists of thirty three counties. In 1852 ten counties were created. FIPS code i.e. Federal Information Processing Standard code used to identify counties and states are given an entry. Code for New Mexico is thirty five. Every county code when joined with state code would we noted down as 35xxx. This Federal Processing Standard code for every county is linked the census figures for the particular county.

It is bordered by Texas in south, Chihuahua and Sonora states of Mexico in west. In east it is bordered by Oklahoma and all the states i.e. Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico are together in the north western side of New Mexico. The total land area of the state is 314,460 kilometers. Some of the important rivers are Canadian, San Juan, Gila, Pecos and Rio Grande. River Rio Grande is said to be the 4th longest in United States.

New Mexico Road Conditions
Roads in New Mexico are maintained properly and driving is always a pleasure here. But then the road conditions here can be unpredictable, so watch out for directions and warnings. The speed limits on interstate driving are 75 miles per hour, but in urban and mountaineous areas, the speed limit an reduce to 65 miles per hour.

Rural speed limits are 45 to 75 miles per hour in multilane and state highways. The speed limits for two-lane rural high ways are 45 to 65 miles per hour. The speed limit for urban roads can vary from as less as 15 miles per hour to even 55 miles per hour.

There can be trouble while driving through the roads of New Mexico in winter months, where the mountainous areas of the southwestern region and northern half of the state are snow-prone with snow storms raging at top speed. There are dust storms too and spring winds which can affect tall vehicles.

Drunk driving cases, though once severe, has reduced in New Mexico to some extent thanks to strict law enforcements and government initiatives. One has to drive carefully because cattle, sheep and elk are seen in many cases, crossing the road.

New Mexico State Map

New Mexico Counties Map

Map of New Mexico cities 

New Mexico Road Conditions Map


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