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Albuquerque At a Glance


Quick Facts and Everything You Need to Know About Albuquerque, New Mexico The city of Albuquerque is an independent territory situated in the state of New Mexico, belonging to the Bernalillo. Albuquerque is the biggest city in New Mexico and gets a substantial amount of travelers every year for their local celebrations and heritage landmarks. Because of that, we've put together a few fun facts about the city of Albuquerque you should know!


History & Etymology


Named after governor Francisco Cuervo y Vald├ęs, Albuquerque has a rich origin history of being established in 1706 during the tail end of settlement civilizations to its establishment into the United States in 1891 and its status today as an independent city. From the fairs and events that the city has on a regular basis, to the fantastic local diners and bars both the natives and tourists enjoy, Albuquerque is home to a diverse populace and elaborate culture and history.


Population Statistics and Numbers on Geography


With a land area of 187.19 sq mi and a water area of 1.68 sq mi, Albuquerque holds a total population of 560,513. Ranking 1st in the state of New Mexico and 32nd in the entire United States, the city of Albuquerque is composed of a particularly varied mix of people, coming from all walks of life and experiences. And with ABQ only a ways off from the center of the city, it's not surprising that Albuquerque International Sunport Airport sees hundreds and thousands of people coming and going into Albuquerque on a daily basis, whether for business or leisure.


Culture and Popular Establishments


Coming from an intricate history as a city and part of the state of New Mexico, Albuquerque hosts a lot of the top restaurants and world-renowned hotels. Go over our Top 5 lists of the city's best dining experiences and fanciest hotel rooms for when you're in Albuquerque. And while you're here in town, you might as well check out some of Albuquerque's most famous sites to make the most of your trip here, like the Albuquerque Museum, Petroglyph National Monument, and ABQ BioPark - Botanic Garden. Whether you're an art aficionado, want to enjoy a nice day out in the park, or want to take your kids to see and learn about animals in the zoo, Albuquerque has got the place for you!


After that, if you would like to unwind and enjoy a chill night in, you can explore some of the city's most popular bars and joints to get a little bit of downtime and relaxation after a long day. If you time your vacation just right, you might even be able to catch one of our [demonym] annual festivities and special events. You could even catch a game or two at [local stadium] while you're in town! Whether you come here regularly for work or are visiting on a holiday, we're sure you'll enjoy your stay at Albuquerque.


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