Mexico or New Mexico?

Do you know the north American country from the north American state?
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Last updated: August 23, 2021
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1. Bigger than Texas
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2. Bird symbol is the Greater Roadrunner
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Beep beep! Mexico's is the Golden Eagle
3. Was given its present name first
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The region that is now New Mexico was named by the Spanish in 1581, although it did not attain statehood and its current boundaries until 1912. Mexico adopted its name in 1821.
4. Site of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education
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5. Birthplace of Frida Kahlo
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6. Home to Aztec civilisations
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7. Has rattlesnakes
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8. Elected a female Secretary of State in 1922
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Soledad Chávez Chacón
9. Capital city more than 7,000ft above sea level
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Mexico City 7,350 feet, Santa Fe 7,199 feet
10. Borders four states of the USA
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Mexico borders California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. New Mexico borders Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona. The corners of New Mexico and Utah meet at the Four Corners, but there is no borderline.
11. Abolished capital punishment in 2005
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New Mexico abolished capital punishment in 2009 (for crimes committed after 1 July 2009).
12. The most common surnames are Martinez, Garcia and Chavez
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According to Ancestry.com. The most common surnames in Mexico are Hernández, García and Lòpez, according to Inside-Mexico.com.
13. Has ancient pyramids
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14. Hosts the largest hot air balloon festival in the world
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The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
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Level 54
Sep 25, 2021
#12 was clever! I got #3 and #11 but missed four of the common ones.