Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque (pronounced /ˈælbəkɜrkiː/ (deprecatit template)) is the lairgest ceety in the state o New Mexico, Unitit States. It is the coonty seat of Bernalillo Coonty an is situatit in the central pairt o the state, straddlin the Rio Grande. The ceety population wis 528,497 as o Julie 1, 2009, accordin tae U.S. census estimates,[1] an ranks as the 34t-lairgest ceety in the U.S. As o Juin 2007, the ceety wis the saxt fastest-growin in Americae.[2] It haes a metropolitan population o 869,684, as o Juin 2010, accordin tae the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Albuquerque is the 57t-lairgest Unitit States metropolitan aurie. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the ceety o Rio Rancho, ane o the fastest-growin ceeties in the Unitit States. Roughly hauf the fowk in New Mexico live in the Albuquerque aurie.

Albuquerque is hame tae the University o New Mexico (UNM), Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, an Petroglyph National Monument, an is the seat o the Episcopal Diocese o the Rio Grande. The Sandia Mountains run alang the eastren side o Albuquerque, an the Rio Grande flows throu the ceety, north tae sooth.

Sister ceetiesEedit

Albuquerque haes ten sister ceeties, as designatit bi Sister Cities International:


  1. "Table 1: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places Over 100,000, Ranked by July 1, 2008 Population: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2008 (SUB-EST2008-01)" (CSV). US Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-11.
  2. By Les Christie, staff writer (2007-06-28). "The fastest growing U.S. cities - Jun. 28, 2007". Retrieved 2009-05-09.

Coordinates: 35°07′N 106°37′W / 35.12°N 106.62°W / 35.12; -106.62