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
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Chaves
Government
 • Mayor Dennis Kintigh
Area
 • Total 29.9 sq mi (77.5 km2)
 • Land 29.8 sq mi (77.3 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 3,573 ft (1,089 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 48,411
 • Estimate (2016) 48,184
 • Density 1,600/sq mi (620/km2)
Time zone Mountain (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) DST (UTC−6)
ZIP codes 88201-88203
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-64930
GNIS feature ID 0894171
Website www.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.