Las Cruces is located in southern New Mexico.
We are on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert
near the Texas and Mexico border, along the
banks of the Rio Grande River.
Las Cruces,  New Mexico
Las Cruces
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during a warm summer evening.
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New Mexico State Facts:
Admission to Statehood: January 6, 1912
Nickname: Land of Enchantment
Capital:  Santa Fe, 35.6N and 105.9W
State Fish:  Rio Grande Cutthroat Trout
State Bird:  Roadrunner
State Flower:  Yucca Flower
State Tree:  Pinyon Pine
State Song:  O, Fair New Mexico
View is looking East
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Rio Grande River
Organ Mountains
New Mexico State Flag:
The yellow field and red
symbol colors are the
colors of Spain. First
brought to New Mexico
by Spanish explorers in 1540.
On the New Mexico's Flag we see a red sun with rays 
streching out from it. There are four groups of rays of Spain. 
This is an ancient sun symbol of a native American 
people called the Zia. The Zia belived that the giver
of all good gave them gifts in groups of four.
These gifts are: The four directions - north, east, 
south and west. The four seasons - spring, summer, 
fall and winter. The day - sunrise, noon, evening and night.
Life itself - childhood, youth, middle years and old age.
All of these are bound by a circle of life and love, 
without a beginning or end.
Some facts about Las Cruces, New Mexico
Population ...................................... Approx 101,047 (2012)
Males 49,204 (48.7%)
Females 51,843 (51.3%) 
Elevation ........................................ 3908 feet (~1187 meters) above sea level
County ........................................... Dona Ana County
Latitude and Longitude ................... 32.3 North and 106.7 West
Time .............................................. Mountain Standard Time (7 hours behind GMT)
Average Yearly Precipitation .......... Approx. 9 Inches
Average Yearly Days of Sun .......... 330 Days (dry, mild desert weather)