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Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque New Mexico
Full nameCity of Albuquerque
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyBernalillo County
Founded1706 as: Alburquerque
Incorporated1891 as: Albuquerque
TypeMayor-council government
MayorRichard J. Berry
City CouncilCouncilors
Ken Sanchez
Debbie O'Malley
Isaac Benton
Bradley Winter
Dan Lewis
Rey Garduño
Michael D. Cook
Trudy Jones
Don Harris
State HouseRepresentatives
Henry "Kiki" Saavedra (D)
Rick Miera (D)
Ernest H. Chavez (D)
Eleanor Chavez (D)
Miguel P. Garcia (D)
William O' Neal (D)
Antonio Maestas (D)
Edward C. Sandoval (D)
Gail Chasey (D)
Sheryl M. Williams-Stapleton (D)
James White (R)
Mimi Stewart (D)
James Smith (R)
David Doyle (R)
Conrad James (R)
Danice R. Picraux (D)
Al Park (D)
Lorenzo "Larry" Larranaga (R)
Jimmie C. Hall (R)
Thomas Anderson (R)
Nathaniel Gentry (R)
William Rehm (R)
State SenateState senators
John Ryan (R)
Linda Lopez (D)
Jerry Ortiz y Pino (D)
Dede Feldman (D)
Eric Griego (D)
H. Diane Snyder (R)
Cisco McSorley (D)
Mark Boitano (R)
Sue Wilson Beffort (R)
William H. Payne (R)
Kent L. Cravens (R)
Linda Lovejoy (D)
Joseph J. Carraro (R)
Bernadette Sanchez (D)
U.S. HouseRepresentative
Martin Heinrich (D)
Total Area181.3 sq mi (469.6 km2)
Land Area180.6 sq mi (467.8 km2)
Water Area0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
Elevation5312 ft (1619.1 m)
Total Population545852 (32nd) (2010)
Density (pop.)1162.1/km2 (3010.7/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)907755 (MSA)
42.5% Caucasian
44.9% Hispanic
4.6% American Indian
4.6% Multiracial
3.3% African American
2.6% Asian
15% Others
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
Zip Code(s)87101 � 87125, 87131, 87151,
87153, 87154, 87158, 87174,
87176, 87181, 87184, 87185,
87187, 87190 � 87199
Area code505
FIPS code35-02000
GNIS feature ID0928679 ----
Primary AirportAlbuquerque International Sunport-
ABQ (Major/International)
Secondary AirportDouble Eagle II Airport-
KAEG (Public)

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Albuquerque (c-eniconˈælbəkɜrkiː) is the largest city in the state of New Mexico, United States. It is the county seat of Bernalillo County and is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population was 545,852 as of the 2010 Census and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. As of June 2007, the city was the sixth fastest-growing in America. It has a metropolitan population of 907,775 as of 2011.

Albuquerque is the 57th-largest United States metropolitan area. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho.

Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico (UNM), Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and Petroglyph National Monument, and is the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south.

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