Albuquerque, New Mexico
|City of Albuquerque|
ABQ, Burque, The 505, The Duke City, The Q
|Founded||1706 (as Alburquerque)|
|Incorporated||1891 (as Albuquerque)|
|Founded by||Francisco Cuervo y Valdés|
|Named for||Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, Duke of Alburquerque|
|• Type||Mayor-council government|
|• Mayor||Tim Keller (D)|
|• City Council|
|• State House|
|• State Senate|
|• U.S. House||Melanie Stansbury (D)|
Yvette Herrell (R)
|• City||188.87 sq mi (489.17 km2)|
|• Land||187.19 sq mi (484.81 km2)|
|• Water||1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)|
|Elevation||5,312 ft (1,619.1 m)|
|• Rank||32nd in the United States|
1st in New Mexico
|• Density||3,015.97/sq mi (1,164.50/km2)|
|• Metro||916,528 (61st)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
87151, 87153, 87154,
87158, 87174, 87176,
87181, 87184, 87185,
|Area codes||505, 575|
|GNIS feature ID||928679|
|Primary Airport||Albuquerque International Sunport|
|Secondary Airport||Double Eagle II Airport-|
Albuquerque (also known by locals as Duke City or ABQ) is the largest city in the state of New Mexico and is the seat of Bernalillo County. It has a population of 559,277 as of 2016, making it the 32nd largest city proper in the United States.
Events held in Albuquerque include:
- Gathering of Nations, the largest pow-wow in North America
- Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the largest hot air balloon festival in the world
Climate[change | change source]
Albuquerque's climate is semi-arid. During the summer temperatures average highs in the 80s to 100s in degrees Fahrenheit (30s and 40s in degrees Celsius) and lows in the 60s and 70s ºF (10s and 20s ºC). During the winter temperatures average highs in the 40s and 50s ºF (0s and 10s ºC) and lows in the 20s and 30s ºF (-0s and 0s ºC).
References[change | change source]
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
- "QuickFacts: Albuquerque city, New Mexico". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
- "2020 Population and Housing State Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 August 2021.
- "ABQ Trolley Co. – BURQUEÑOS". Abqtrolley.com. March 20, 2009. Archived from the original on May 15, 2012. Retrieved February 18, 2012.