Taos, New Mexico

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Taos, New Mexico
Taos Plaza and the Hotel La Fonda, within the Taos Downtown Historic District
Taos Plaza and the Hotel La Fonda, within the Taos Downtown Historic District
Location of Taos, New Mexico
Location of Taos, New Mexico
U.S. Census Map
U.S. Census Map
Taos, New Mexico is located in the United States
Taos, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 36°23′38″N 105°34′36″W / 36.39389°N 105.57667°W / 36.39389; -105.57667
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyTaos
Founded1795[1]
Government
 • MayorDaniel R. Barrone
Area
 • Total5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Land5.4 sq mi (13.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
6,969 ft (2,124 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,716
 • Estimate 
(2018)
5,971
 • Density1,100/sq mi (410/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP code
87571
Area code(s)575
FIPS code35-76200
GNIS feature ID0911545
Websitewww.taosgov.com

Taos /ts/ is a town in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It was founded by Nuevo México Governor Fernando Chacón in 1795. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,716.

Taos is the county seat of Taos County.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Taos History and Timeline". Taos County Historical Society. Retrieved November 27, 2019.