New Mexico State Flag

A flag is often an amalgam of anecdotes that tell the history of a state.

You will find below the description and explanation for the symbols of the flag of New Mexico.

The flag of New Mexico was adopted in 1925. It is composed of a yellow background on which appears the sun symbol, called Zia, in red. The colors are very representative of the former Spanish colony’s one. In fact, they used as a colonial flag a red Cross of St. Andrew on a yellow background, especially during the reign of Philip II of Spain. The flag of New Mexico was chosen as a result of the organization of a competition in the early 1920s. Harry Mera drew this one and won. He was an archaeologist and therefore had knowledge about Zia, he knew for example that the number 4 was central to this deity as a symbol of the four elements. This flag was ranked the most creative by North American during a 2001 survey. New Mexico joined the United States on 4 July 1912. New Mexico is known as the "Land of Enchantment", and its capital is Santa Fe.

On this website, you can download the New Mexican flag in different sizes.

All New Mexico's flags are available in 4 different resolutions to best suit your purposes (S, M, L, XL). Click on the flag to access the download page.

Custom designs for the New Mexico's flag