Updated at 2022-04-25
Native American culture has flourished for thousands of years. Once home to the Native American people, the southwestern state of New Mexico remains the best place to experience it. In particular, the annual Gathering of Nations held in Albuquerque is the largest Native American celebration in North America. Thousands of First Nation descendants representing hundreds of tribes travel to Albuquerque to attend this multi-day celebration. The vase in the picture is engraved with Native American totems.
Languages: English, Spanish
Area: 100 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 68,000
Main industries/features: New Mexico is a southern state of the United States. It shares a border with Mexico. New Mexico has large Latino and Native American populations. Therefore, the state has developed a unique culture. It is also one of the states in the United States with two official languages.