|N. Mex., Abbreviation: NM a state of the southwestern US: high semiarid plateaus and mountains, crossed by the Rio Grande and the Pecos River; large Spanish-American and Indian populations; contains over two-thirds of US uranium reserves. Capital: Santa Fé. Pop: 1 874 614 (2003 est). Area: 314 451 sq km (121 412 sq miles)|
|1.||a city in N central New Mexico, capital of the state: one of the oldest European settlements in North America, founded in 1610 as the capital of the Kingdom of New Mexico; developed trade with the US by the Santa Fe Trail in the early 19th century. Pop: 66 476 (2003 est)|
|2.||an inland port in E Argentina, on the Salado River: University of the Littoral (1920). Pop: 492 000 (2005 est)|
State in the southwestern United States bordered by Colorado to the north, Oklahoma and Texas to the east, Texas and Mexico to the south, and Arizona to the west. Its capital is Santa Fe, and its largest city is Albuquerque.
Note: Center of the Los Alamos Research Center, where the atomic bomb was developed.
Note: An important center of Native American culture and home to Navajo reservations.