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New Mexico is a state in the Southwest of the United States. Its capital is Santa Fe, and its largest city is Albuquerque; its population is about 2,088,000, and its area is 121,590 mi². The New Mexico flag consists of a symbol of Zia's red sun in a yellow field. The symbol has a sacred meaning for Zia. Four is a sacred number, symbolizing the Circle of Life: four directions, four times a day, four life stages, and four seasons; and the circle combines the four elements of the four. The height-to-width ratio of the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted in 1925.

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