Eastern New Mexico
|Eastern New Mexico|
Windmill north of Bellview, Curry County, New Mexico
|- elevation||1,700 m (5,577 ft)|
|Website: Llano Estacado|
Eastern New Mexico is a region of the U.S. state of New Mexico. The region is sometimes termed the "High Plains" or even "Little Texas". The region is largely coterminous with the Llano Estacado. Eastern New Mexico is generally located at an altitude of over 4,000 feet and is mostly characterized by relatively level terrain. The region typically lacks the high relief of central and northern New Mexico, such as that in the Sangre de Cristo and Sandia mountain ranges.
Like much of the Llano Estacado region, eastern New Mexico is largely agricultural and resembles West Texas in geography, culture, economy, and demographics. Its primary cities include Clovis, Portales, and Tucumcari. The region includes the counties of Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Lea, Quay, and Roosevelt. It is served by Eastern New Mexico University, a state (public) university. Hobbs, New Mexico and Roswell, New Mexico are just to the south of Eastern New Mexico
Abandoned post office in Bellview, Curry County, New Mexico.
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