Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Land of Enchantment
Albuquerque, a high-altitude city, ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the United States and is the most populous city in the state of New Mexico.
Situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande, Albuquerque's population estimate from the United States Census Bureau in July of 2012 was 555,417 and The Albuquerque MSA has a population of 902,797 according to the United States Census Bureau's most recently available estimate for July, 2013.
Albuquerque holds as the 59th-largest United States metropolitan area with outlying cities such as Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, making up the Greater Albuquerque area.
Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico (UNM), Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Central New Mexico Community College (CNM), Presbyterian Health Services, and Petroglyph National Monument.
The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south.
Albuquerque, also known as "The Duke City" is divided into four quadrants: Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, and Southwest. Central Avenue or "Old Route 66." is a Historic drive that divides the city running North to South, offering new comers a complete range of diverse housing opportunities in historic and new neighborhoods that thrive with local flavor, culture and convenience.
Albuquerque's history includes a rich scientific backdrop known for military testing in the 1930's and the Manhattan Project in the 1940's. Today, public institutions such as Sandia Labs, Intel and Kirkland Air Force Base remain as the life blood for growth and development throughout the state of New Mexico. Albuquerque has also seen huge growth in the entertainment industry with many TV and Movie's being filmed, edited and digitally processed on locations throughout the state.
With plenty to do and see throughout the state of New Mexico you are only limited by your enthusiasm to dive in. What many people outside of the state may not realize is that, New Mexico offers vast opportunities for all walks of life Including: Art, Restaurants, Museums, and Culture with ample tourist destinations and local hot spots for hikers, skiers, campers, and sight-seers.
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Updated: 23rd October, 2019 7:32 AM.