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New Mexico State Flag

The State Flag of New Mexico has a modern interpretation of an ancient symbol of a sun design as seen on a late 19th century water jar from Zia Pueblo. This pueblo is thought to have been one of the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola, which explorer Vasquez de Coronado sought. The red sun symbol was then called a "Zia" and is shown on a field of gold. The red and gold are the colors of Queen Isabela of Castile that the Spanish Conquistadors brought to the New World.

The flags of Spain, the Republic of Mexico, the Confederate States of America, and the United States of America have all flown over the "Land of Enchantment" during the long history of the state.

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