US State Abbreviations
New Mexico Abbreviation
What is the Abbreviation for New Mexico?
The two digit state code or abbreviation of New Mexico (NM) known as the "Land of Enchantment". New Mexico has 33 counties, and the capital of the State is Santa Fe.
The two digit state code or abbreviation of New Mexico is determined by taking the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' of the State's name. The two letter, no-period state abbreviation of NM is recommended by the U.S. Postal Service and should always be used where a ZIP code follows. The purpose of introducing the NM Abbreviation for New Mexico was to make room for ZIP codes in the mailing addresses. There was no attempt to standardize the format of the abbreviations which is why they are usually memorized.
AP State Abbreviation
The AP State Abbreviations, the old State Abbreviations, are still in use. The AP State Abbreviation for New Mexico is:
The Associated Press (AP) style of abbreviation, the old style, is still used by journalists and business people. As some two digit state codes are determined from the first and last letter of the old abbreviation they are important to those learning about the abbreviations of the US States.
New Mexico - (NM) - N.M.
Where is New Mexico? (NM)
The State of New Mexico is located the south west United States on the Mexican border.
Abbreviation of New Mexico - Two Digit State Code Rules
There is no standard format to the State Abbreviations. It's therefore not surprising that you needed to know "What is the Abbreviation for New Mexico? The rules to determine the state acronym, or abbreviation is by the 'First Two Letters', the 'First and Last Letter', the 'Initial Letter of 2 words' and those determined by the 'First and Last Letter of the Old Abbreviation'.
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New Mexico Abbreviation (NM)
|Initials & Acronym - NM|
|Initials determined by the 'Initial Letter of 2 words'|
|Facts about AP style|
|New Mexico - (NM) - N.M.|
|What state is NM? Abbr. of states|
|Interesting facts about the two digit code|
|Old states initials, letters and acronym|
|Two letter abbreviation of New Mexico (NM)|