Flag of New Mexico
State: New Mexico
New Mexico Flag Description:
The flag of New Mexico consists of a yellow base with a red emblem in the center.
New Mexico Flag Meaning:
Red and yellow are the colors of the Spanish conquistadors who explored New Mexico in the mid-16th century. The colors represent New Mexico's historical link to Spain. The emblem is an ancient sun symbol of the Zia; a Native American people indigenous to the region.
New Mexico Flag History:
The flag was adopted on Mar. 19, 1925. New Mexico is the 47th state of the union, gaining statehood on Jan. 6, 1912.
Interesting New Mexico Facts:
New Mexico's state nickname is the Land of Enchantment.
The flag is based on a design created by Dr. Harry Mera during a flag competition.