New México

New México is located at the Méxican border, in the semi-arid or even arid rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains. The Rio Grande and its fertile valley run from north-to-south. The northern and eastern regions have a colder alpine climate with forested mountains. It was once part of Mexico, but at the end of the Méxican–American War in 1848, the U.S. annexed New Mexico. It was admitted to the Union as the 47th state on 06-JAN-1912.