Roswell, New Mexico

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Roswell, New Mexico
City
Main Street in downtown Roswell
Main Street in downtown Roswell
Flag of Roswell, New Mexico
Flag
Nickname(s): 
"All America City - Alien City"
Location in Chaves County in the state of New Mexico
Location in Chaves County in the state of New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico is located in the US
Roswell, New Mexico
Roswell, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°23′14″N 104°31′41″W / 33.38722°N 104.52806°W / 33.38722; -104.52806Coordinates: 33°23′14″N 104°31′41″W / 33.38722°N 104.52806°W / 33.38722; -104.52806
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyChaves
Government
 • MayorDennis Kintigh
Area
 • Total29.9 sq mi (77.5 km2)
 • Land29.8 sq mi (77.3 km2)
 • Water0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation
3,573 ft (1,089 m)
Population
 • Total48,411
 • Estimate 
(2016)
48,184
 • Density1,600/sq mi (620/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (DST)
ZIP codes
88201-88203
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-64930
GNIS feature ID0894171
Websitewww.roswell-nm.gov

Roswell is a city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is famous for the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident. It is also the home of New Mexico Military Institute (NMMI), which was founded in 1891.