New Mexico Has the Most!
New Mexico may not be the largest state (though we are in the top five), but we have the most magic, the most charm, and the most enchanting landscapes. Here are a few other things New Mexico has the most of…
Hatch Grows the Most Chile Peppers
It should come as no surprise that we’re number one in the growth of chile peppers in the United States. Deming has the world’s largest chile (and jalapeño) processing plant, and Hatch is the chile production capital of the world! In fact, more chile peppers are grown in New Mexico than the whole rest of the United States combined.
Santa Fe Has the Most Unpaved Roads
Santa Fe is the oldest state capital in the US, one of our most popular destinations, and compared to other US capitals, this city has the most unpaved roads. Fortunately, New Mexico’s roads are also among the most scenic in the nation, and we don’t mind the dirt!
New Mexico Has the Most PhDs per Capita
We can thank the research facilities in Albuquerque and Santa Fe for this interesting statistic. There are more people with PhDs per capita here than anywhere else in the US.
Albuquerque Has the Most Hot Air Balloons
Of course, Albuquerque has the most hot air balloons! There are more than 300 local balloons, and many more arrive in time for the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest festival of its kind in the whole world. Thanks to Albuquerque, New Mexico is home to more hot air balloons than any other state in the US.
What Else Do We Have the Most Of?
Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments!