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City of Albuquerque (Dist #1) Ken Sanchez (Dist #2) Debbie O’Malley (Dist #3) Isaac Benton (Dist #4) Bradley Winter (Dist #5) Michael J. Cadigan (Dist #6) Rey Garduño (Dist #7) Sally Mayer (Dist #8) Trudy Jones (Dist #9) Don Harris Representatives Henry "Kiki" Saavedra (D) Rick Miera (D) Ernest H. Chavez (D) Eleanor Chavez (D) Miguel P. Garcia (D) Teresa Zanetti (R) Antonio "Moe" Maestas (D) Edward C. Sandoval (D) Gail Chasey (D) Sheryl M. Williams-Stapleton (D) Richard J. Berry (R) Mimi Stewart (D) Kathy McCoy (R) Eric A. Youngberg (R) Janice Arnold-Jones (R) Danice R. Picraux (D) Al Park (D) Lorenzo "Larry" Larranaga (R) Jimmie C. Hall (R) Karen Giannini (D) William Rehm (R) State 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) Representative Martin Heinrich (D) 181.3 sq mi (469.5 km2) 180.6 sq mi (467.9 km2) 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2) 5,312 ft (1,619.1 m)

- State House

A view of downtown Albuquerque.



- State Senate

Location in the state of New Mexico

Coordinates: 35°06′39″N 106°36′36″W / 35.11083°N 106.61°W / 35.11083; -106.61 Country State County Founded Incorporated Government - Type - Mayor - City Council United States New Mexico Bernalillo County 1706 as: Alburquerque 1891 as: Albuquerque Mayor-council government Martin Joseph Chávez 3rd term Councilors

- U.S. House Area - City - Land - Water Elevation

Population (2007)[1] [2] - City 518, 271 (US: 34th) - Density 2,796.0/sq mi (1,079.9/km2) - Metro 845, 913 (US: 59th)


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- Demonym - Ethnicities[3] Albuquerquean 49.9% Caucasian 39.9% Hispanic 4.9% American Indian 4.3% Multiracial 3.1% African American 0.6% Vietnamese 14.8% Others Time zone - Summer (DST) Zip Code(s) MST (UTC-7) MDT (UTC-6) 87101–87125, 87131, 87144, 87151, 87153, 87154, 87158, 87174, 87176, 87181, 87184, 87185, 87187, 87190–87199 505 35-02000 0928679 Albuquerque International SunportABQ (Major/International) Double Eagle II AirportKAEG (Public) http://www.cabq.gov/

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buildings, homes, and a church. This central plaza area has been preserved and is open to the public as a museum, cultural area, and center of commerce. It is referred to as "Old Town Albuquerque" or simply "Old Town." "Old Town" was sometimes referred to as "La Placita" ("little plaza" in Spanish). The village was named by the provincial governor Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes in honour of Don Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, viceroy of New Spain from 1653 to 1660. One of de la Cueva’s aristocratic titles was Duke of Alburquerque, referring to the Spanish town of Alburquerque. The first "r" in "Alburquerque" was dropped at some point in the 19th century, supposedly by an Anglo-American railroad station-master unable to pronounce the city’s name correctly. Some New Mexicans still prefer the spelling Alburquerque; see for example the book by that name by Rudolfo Anaya. In the 1990s, the Central Avenue Trolley Buses were emblazoned with the name Alburquerque (with two "r"s) in honor of the city’s historic name. The Alburquerque family name dates from pre-12th century Iberia (Spain and Portugal) and is habitational in nature (de Alburquerque = from Alburquerque). The Spanish village of Alburquerque is within the Badajoz province of Spain, and located just fifteen miles (24 km) from the Portuguese border. Cork trees dominate the landscape and Alburquerque is a center of the Spanish cork industry.[5] Over the years, this region has been alternately under both Spanish and Portuguese rule. (It is interesting to note that the Portuguese spelling has only one ’r’). Historically, the land around Alburquerque was invaded and settled by the Moors (711 AD) and the Romans (218 BC) before them. Thus, the word Alburquerque may be rooted in the Arabic (Moorish) ’Abu alQurq’, which means "father of the cork oak", or "land of the cork oak" (the land as father - fatherland). Alternately, it may be Latin (Roman) in origin and from ’albus quercus’ or "white oak" (the wood of the cork oak is white after the bark has been removed). The seal of the Spanish village of Alburquerque is a white oak tree, framed by a shield, topped by a crown.[6] During the Civil War Albuquerque was occupied in February 1862 by Confederate troops under General Henry Hopkins Sibley, who soon afterwards advanced with his main body into northern New Mexico. During his retreat from Union troops into Texas he made a stand on April 8, 1862 at Albuquerque. A day-long engagement at long range led to few casualties against a detachment of Union soldiers commanded by Colonel Edward R. S. Canby. When the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad arrived in 1880, it bypassed the Plaza, locating the passenger depot and railyards about 2 miles (3 km) east in what quickly became known as New Albuquerque or New Town. To quell its then rising violent crime rate, gunman Milt Yarberry was appointed the town’s first Marshal that

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Albuquerque (pronounced /ˈælbəkɜrkiː/; Spanish pronunciation: [alβuˈkeɾke]; known as Bee’eldííldahsinil in Navajo) 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 518, 271 as of July 1, 2007, according to U.S. census estimates,[1] and ranks as the 34th-largest city in the U.S. As of June 2007, the city was the 6th fastest growing in America.[4] With a metropolitan population of 845, 913 as of July 1, 2008,[2] Albuquerque is the 59th-largest United States metropolitan area. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho, one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico (UNM), Kirtland Air Force Base and the Sandia National Laboratories and Petroglyph National Monument. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south.

Early settlers
The city was founded in 1706 as the Spanish colonial outpost of Ranchos de Alburquerque; present-day Albuquerque retains much of the Spanish cultural and historical heritage. Albuquerque was a farming community and strategically located military outpost along the Camino Real. The town of Alburquerque was built in the traditional Spanish village pattern: a central plaza surrounded by government


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same year. New Albuquerque was incorporated as a town in 1885, with Henry N. Jaffa its first mayor, and incorporated as a city in 1891.[7]:232–233 Old Town remained a separate community until the 1920s when it was absorbed by the City of Albuquerque. Albuquerque High School, the city’s first public high school, was established in 1879.

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Early 20th Century

Albuquerque at dusk in 2007. city on a north-south alignment along Fourth Street, but in 1937 it was realigned along Central Avenue, a more direct east-west route. The intersection of Fourth and Central downtown was the principal crossroads of the city for decades. The majority of the surviving structures from the Route 66 era are on Central, though there are also some on Fourth. Signs between Bernalillo and Los Lunas along the old route now have brown, historical highway markers denoting it as Pre-1937 Route 66. The establishment of Kirtland Air Force Base in 1939, Sandia Base in the early 1940s, and Sandia National Laboratories in 1949, would make Albuquerque a key player of the Atomic Age. Meanwhile, the city continued to expand outward onto the West Mesa, reaching a population of 201, 189 by 1960. In 1990 it was 384, 736 and in 2007 it was 518, 271. Albuquerque’s downtown entered the same phase and development (decline, "urban renewal" with continued decline, and gentrification) as nearly every city across the United States. As Albuquerque spread outward, the downtown area fell into a decline. Many historic buildings were razed in the 1960s and 1970s to make way for new plazas, high-rises, and parking lots as part of the city’s urban renewal phase. Only recently has downtown come to regain much of its urban character, mainly through the construction of many new loft apartment buildings and the renovation of historic structures like the KiMo Theater, in the gentrification phase.

Depiction of Central Avenue, circa early 20th century New Albuquerque quickly became a tidy southwestern town which by 1900 boasted a population of 8, 000 inhabitants and all the modern amenities including an electric street railway connecting Old Town, New Town, and the recently established UNM campus on the East Mesa. In 1902 the famous Alvarado Hotel was built adjacent to the new passenger depot and remained a symbol of the city until it was torn down in 1970 to make room for a parking lot. In 2002, the Alvarado Transportation Center was built on the site in a manner resembling the old landmark. The large metro station functions as the downtown headquarters for the city’s transit department, and serves as an intermodal hub for local buses, Greyhound buses, Amtrak passenger trains, and the Rail Runner commuter rail line. New Mexico’s dry climate brought many tuberculosis patients to the city in search of a cure during the early 1900s, and several sanitaria sprang up on the West Mesa to serve them. Presbyterian Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital, two of the largest hospitals in the Southwest, had their beginnings during this period. Influential New Dealera governor Clyde Tingley and famed southwestern architect John Gaw Meem were among those brought to New Mexico by tuberculosis.

New millennium
During the 21st century, the Albuquerque population has continued to grow rapidly. The population of the city proper is estimated at 518, 271 in 2007, up from 448, 607 in the 2000 census.[1] The metropolitan area population is estimated at 845, 913 in 2008, up from 729, 649 in the 2000 census. [2] During 2005 and 2006, the city celebrated its tricentennial with a diverse program of cultural events.

Decades of growth
On June 2007 Albuquerque was listed as the 6th fastest growing city in America by CNN and the US Census Bureau.[4] The first travelers on Route 66 appeared in Albuquerque in 1926, and before long, dozens of motels, restaurants, and gift shops had sprung up along the roadside to serve them. Route 66 originally ran through the

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create a framework for a more balanced and sustainable approach to urban growth.[11] "A critical finding of the study is that many of the ’disconnects’ between the public’s preferences and what actually is taking place are caused by weak or non-existent implementation tools - rather than by inadequate policies, as contained in the City/County Comprehensive Plan and other already adopted legislation." Urban sprawl is limited on three sides by the Pueblo of Sandia to the north, the Pueblo of Isleta and Kirtland Air Force Base to the south, and the Sandia Mountains to the east. Suburban growth continues at a strong pace to the west beyond the Petroglyph National Monument, once thought to be a natural boundary to sprawl development.[12] Because of cheaper land and lower taxes, much of the growth in the metropolitan area is taking place outside of the City of Albuquerque itself. In Rio Rancho to the northwest, the communities east of the mountains, and the incorporated parts of Valencia County, population growth rates approach twice that of the city. The primary cities in Valencia County are Los Lunas and Belen, both of which are home to growing industrial complexes and new residential subdivisions. The Mid Region Council of Governments (MRCOG), which includes constituents from throughout the Albuquerque area, was formed to insure that these governments along the middle Rio Grande would be able to meet the needs of their rapidly rising populations. MRCOG’s cornerstone project is the New Mexico Rail Runner Express.

Aerial photo of Albuquerque as seen from I-40 and I-25 interchange northeast of downtown area. Rio Grande River shown in background Government leaders and many citizens in the city have actively pursued urban projects taken on by cities many times larger. This has resulted in the successful revitalization of downtown, creating restaurants, offices, and residential lofts. The strip of Central Avenue between First and Eighth streets has become a hub of urban life. Alvarado provides convenient access to other parts of the city via ABQ RIDE, the city bus system. The city wants to provide better public transportation opportunities to ease the city’s growing traffic woes. A street car is being considered and would initially extend up the Central Avenue corridor from the westside, through downtown, past UNM and the Nob Hill district, and into the Uptown Area.[8] Many citizens fear Albuquerque may be growing beyond its means. A majority of residents want to avoid increasing crime and traffic, worsening air quality, stressing water supplies, and encroaching on the natural environment. Many feel these are the negative consequences of persistent sprawl development patterns. On March 23, 2007, the city’s mayor Martin Chavez announced his plan to brand the city "the Q". Despite various opinions as to what the city’s nickname should be, Mayor Chavez is continuing to push his initiative. Soy de Burque, "I am from Burque", is one response to the mayor’s vision of a "hip" reincarnation".[9] This group of Albuquerque’s residents feels it is unnecessary to spend taxpayer money to hire marketing companies to brand their city with a more palatable nickname, recognizing the city already has a brand and nickname. This selling of a city’s cultural identity to marketing and advertising firms to brand and sell has been dubbed by Soy de Burque as culture branding. One central issue to their response is the branding campaign was never voted on, but rather declared by Mayor Chavez,[10] and outsourced to marketing and advertising firms. The passage of the Planned Growth Strategy in 2002-2004 marked the community’s strongest effort to


Sandia Peak Ski Area on the Sandia Mountains. According to the United States Census Bureau, Albuquerque has a total area of 181.3 square miles (469.6 km²). 180.6 square miles (467.8 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it (0.35%) is water. The metro area has over 1,000 square miles (2,600 km2) developed. Albuquerque lies within the northern, upper edges of the Chihuahuan Desert ecoregion, based on long-term patterns of climate, associations of plants and wildlife, and landforms, including drainage patterns. Located in central New Mexico, the city also has noticeable influences from the adjacent Colorado Plateau Semi-Desert, Arizona-New Mexico Mountains, and Southwest Plateaus


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and Plains Steppe ecoregions, depending on where one is located. Its main geographic connection lies with southern New Mexico, while culturally, Albuquerque is a crossroads of most of New Mexico. Albuquerque has one of the highest elevations of any major city in the United States, though the effects of this are greatly tempered by its southwesterly continental position. The elevation of the city ranges from 4, 900 feet (1, 490 m) above sea level near the Rio Grande (in the Valley) to over 6, 700 feet (1, 950 m) in the foothill areas of Sandia Heights and Glenwood Hills. At the airport, the elevation is 5, 352 feet (1, 631 m) above sea level. The Rio Grande is classified, like the Nile, as an ’exotic’ river because it flows through a desert. The New Mexico portion of the Rio Grande lies within the Rio Grande Rift Valley, bordered by a system of faults, including those that lifted up the adjacent Sandia and Manzano Mountains, while lowering the area where the lifesustaining Rio Grande now flows. Albuquerque is located at 35°6′39″N 106°36′36″W / 35.11083°N 106.61°W / 35.11083; -106.61 (35.110703, -106.609991).[13]

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overnight lows drop into the low 20s to near 30 by sunrise; nights are often colder in the valley and uppermost foothills by several degrees, or during cold frontal passages from the Great Basin or Rocky Mountains. The occasional snowfall, associated with low pressure areas, fronts and troughs, often melts by the mid-afternoon; over half of the scant winter moisture occurs in the form of light rain showers, usually brief in duration. In the much higher and colder Sandia Mountains, moisture falls as snow; many years have enough snow to create decent skiing conditions at the local ski area. Spring time starts off windy and cool, sometimes unsettled with some rain and even light snow, though spring is usually the driest part of the year in Albuquerque. March and April tend to see many days with the wind blowing at 20 to 30 mph (32 to 48 km/h), and afternoon gusts can produce periods of blowing sand and dust. In May, the winds tend to subside, as temperatures start to feel like summer. Summer daytime highs range from the upper 80s to the upper 90’s, while dropping into the low 60s to low 70s overnight; the valley and uppermost foothills are often several degrees cooler than that. The heat is quite tolerable because of low humidity, except during the late summer during increased humidity from surges in the monsoonal pattern; at that time, daytime highs drop slightly but the extra moisture in the air can cause nighttime temperatures to increase. Fall sees mild days and cool nights with less rain, though the weather can be more unsettled closer to winter. The city was one of several in the region experiencing a severe winter storm leaving between 10 and 26 inches (25 and 66 cm) of snow in just over 24 hours on December 30, 2006.[14] Albuquerque’s climate is classified as arid (BWk or BWh, depending on the particular scheme of the Köppen climate classification system one uses), meaning average annual precipitation is less than half of evaporation, and the mean temperature of the coldest month is above freezing (32F). Only the wettest areas of the Sandia foothills are barely semi-arid, where precipitation is more than half of, but still less than, evaporation; such areas are localized and usually lie above 6,000 feet (1,800 m) in elevation and often in arroyo drainages, signified by a slightly denser, taller growth of evergreen oak - juniper - pinon chaparral and rarely, woodland, often mixed with taller desert grasses. These elevated foothill areas still border arid areas, best described as desert grassland or desert shrub, on their west sides. Traveling to the west, north and east of Albuquerque, one quickly rises in elevation and leaves the sheltering effect of the valley to enter a noticeably cooler and slightly wetter environment. One such area is still considered part of metro Albuquerque, commonly called the "East Mountain" area; it is covered in savannas or woodlands of low

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12 11 15 13 15 17 32 44 27 25 16 12 9 13 17 22 27 32 33 32 28 22 14 9 -4 -2 1 5 10 15 18 17 13 7 0 -4 average temperatures in °C • precipitation totals in mm Albuquerque’s climate is usually sunny and dry, with low relative humidity. Brilliant sunshine defines the region, averaging more than 300 days a year; periods of variably mid and high-level cloudiness temper the sun at other times. Extended cloudiness is rare. The city has four distinct seasons, but the heat and cold are mild compared to the extremes that occur more commonly in other parts of the country. Winters are rather brief but definite; daytime highs range from the mid 40s to upper 50s Fahrenheit, while the


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juniper and pinon trees, reminiscent of the lower parts of the southern Rocky Mountains, which do not actually contact Albuquerque proper. Those mountains and highlands beyond the city create a "rain shadow" effect, due to the drying of descending air movements; the city usually receives very little rain or snow, averaging 8-9 inches (216 mm) of precipitation per year. Valley and west mesa areas, farther from the mountains are drier, averaging 6-8 inches of annual precipitation; the Sandia foothills tend to lift any available moisture, enhancing precipitation to about 10-17 inches annually. Most precipitation occurs during the summer monsoon season (also called a chubasco in Mexico), typically starting in early July and ending in mid-September.

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because they thought the squash growing there were watermelons, and the name Sandia soon was transferred to the mountains east of the pueblo."[15] He also notes that the Sandia Pueblo Indians call the mountain Bien Mur, "big mountain."[15] The Sandia foothills, on the west side of the mountains, have soils derived from that same rock material with varying sizes of decomposed granite, mixed with areas of clay and caliche (a calcareous clay common in the arid southwestern USA), along with some exposed granite bedrock. Below the foothills, the area usually called the "Heights" consists of a mix of clay and caliche soils, overlain by a layer of decomposed granite, resulting from long-term outwash of that material from the adjacent mountains. This bajada is quite noticeable when driving into Albuquerque from the north or south, due to its fairly uniform slope from the mountains’ edge downhill to the valley. Sand hills are scattered along the I-25 corridor and directly above the Rio Grande valley, forming the lower end of the Heights. The Rio Grande valley, due to long-term shifting of the actual river channel, contains layers and areas of soils varying between caliche, clay, loam, and even some sand. It is the only part of Albuquerque where the water table often lies close to the surface, sometimes less than 10 feet (3.0 m). The last significant area of Albuquerque geologically is the West Mesa: this is the elevated land west of the Rio Grande, including the sandy terrace immediately west and above the river, and the rather sharply defined volcanic escarpment above and west of most of the developed city. The west mesa commonly has soils often referred to as "blow sand", along with occasional clay and caliche and even basalt, nearing the escarpment.



Satellite image of Albuquerque taken by NASA. The Sandia Mountains are the predominant geographic feature visible in Albuquerque. "Sandía" is Spanish for "watermelon", and is popularly believed to be a reference to the brilliant coloration of the mountains at sunset: bright pink (melon meat) and green (melon rind). The pink is due to large exposures of granodiorite cliffs, and the green is due to large swaths of conifer forests. However, Robert Julyan notes in The Place Names of New Mexico, "the most likely explanation is the one believed by the Sandia Pueblo Indians: the Spaniards, when they encountered the Pueblo in 1540, called it Sandia,

Tingley Beach in downtown Albuquerque, along the Rio Grande river. Albuquerque’s drinking water presently comes from a delicate aquifer that was once described as an "underground Lake Superior". The Albuquerque Bernalillo


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10 Tallest Buildings in Albuquerque Name Albuquerque Plaza Hyatt Regency Albuquerque Compass Bank Building Albuquerque Petroleum Building Bank of the West Tower Gold Building Dennis Chavez Federal Building PNM Building Simms Building Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA) has developed a water resources management strategy, which pursues conservation and the direct extraction of water from the Rio Grande for the development of a stable underground aquifer in the future.[16][17] The aquifer of the Rio Puerco is too saline to cost-effectively use for drinking purposes. Much of the rainwater that Albuquerque receives does not recharge its aquifer. It is diverted through storm drains called arroyos, to the Rio Grande. The water flowing in the Rio Grande was thought to recharge Albuquerque’s aquifer, however, it is actually separated from the rest of the water table. Of the 62,780 acre feet (77,440,000 m3) per year of the water in the upper Colorado River basin entitled to municipalities in New Mexico by the Upper Colorado River Basin Compact, Albuquerque owns 48, 200. The water is delivered to the Rio Grande by the San Juan-Chama Project. The project’s construction was initiated by legislation enacted by President John F. Kennedy in 1962, and completed in 1971. This diversion project transports water under the continental divide from Navajo Lake to Lake Heron on the Rio Chama, a tributary of the Rio grande. Presently, this water is resold to downstream owners in Texas. These arrangements will end in 2008 with the completion of the ABCWUA’s Drinking Water Supply Project.[18] This project will, using a system of adjustable height dams, skim water from the Rio Grande into sluices which will lead to water treatment facilities for direct conversion to potable water. Some water will be allowed to flow through central Albuquerque, mostly to protect the endangered Rio Grande Silvery Minnow. Treated effluent water will be recycled into the Rio Grande to the South of the city. The ABCWUA expects river water to comprise up to seventy percent of its water budget in 2060. Groundwater will still be used. One of the policies of the ABCWUA’s strategy is the acquisition of additional river water.[17][19] :Policy G, pages 14 Height 351 feet (107 m) 256 feet (78 m) 238 feet (73 m) 235 feet (72 m) 213 feet (65 m) 203 feet (62 m) 197 feet (60 m) 184 feet (56 m) 180 feet (55 m) 176 feet (54 m)

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A Panoramic View of the City of Albuquerque.


Albuquerque Plaza is the headquarters to Bank of Albuquerque, 15 law firms and the Hyatt Hotel.

Albuquerque Petroleum Building is the southwestern headquarters to Bank of the West.


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is divided into four 160-acre (0.65 km2) neighborhoods by smaller roads set 0.5 miles (0.8 km) between major roads. When driving along major roads in the newer sections of Albuquerque, one sees strip malls, signs, and cinderblock walls. The upside of this planning style is that neighborhoods are shielded from the worst of the noise and lights on the major roads. The downside is that it is virtually impossible to go anywhere from home without driving.

Albuquerque is geographically divided into four quadrants which are officially part of the mailing address. They are NE (northeast), NW (northwest), SE (southeast), and SW (southwest). The north-south dividing line is Central Avenue (the path that Route 66 took through the city) and the east-west dividing line is the BNSF Railway tracks.

The Gold Building is the headquarters of the New Mexico Bank & Trust. See also: List of tallest buildings in Albuquerque John Gaw Meem, credited with developing and popularizing the Pueblo Revival style, was based in Santa Fe but received an important Albuquerque commission in 1933 as the architect of the University of New Mexico. He retained this commission for the next quarter-century and developed the University’s distinctive Southwest style.[7]

The Pueblo Deco style KiMo Theater is one of Albuquerque’s best-known landmarks. Northeast Quadrant This quadrant has been experiencing a housing expansion since the late 1950s. It abuts the base of the Sandia Mountains and contains portions of the Sandia Heights neighborhoods, which are situated in or near the foothills and are significantly higher, in elevation and price range, than the rest of the city. Running from Central Ave. and the railroad tracks to the Sandia Peak Aerial Tram, this is the largest quadrant both geographically and by population. The University of New Mexico, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the Uptown area which includes Coronado Center, Winrock Town Center, and the newly completed ABQ Uptown (outdoor shopping and fine dining), Journal Center (with over 2 million square feet (180,000 m²) of office space), Balloon Fiesta Park, and Albuquerque Academy are all located in this quadrant. Some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the city are located here, including High Desert, Primrose Pointe, Tanoan, Glenwood Hills, Sandia Heights, and North Albuquerque Acres. (Parts of Sandia Heights and North Albuquerque Acres are outside the city limits proper.) A few houses in

Due to the nature of the soil in the Rio Grande Valley, the skyline is lower than might be expected in a city of commensurate size elsewhere. Albuquerque boasts a unique nighttime cityscape. Many building exteriors are illuminated in vibrant colors. The Wells Fargo Building is illuminated green. The DoubleTree Hotel and the Compass Bank building are illuminated blue. The rotunda of the county courthouse is illuminated yellow, while the tops of the Bank of Albuquerque and the Bank of the West are illuminated reddish-yellow. Albuquerque has expanded greatly in area since the mid 1940s. During those years of expansion, the planning of the newer areas has considered that people drive rather than walk. The pre-1940s parts of Albuquerque are quite different in style and scale from the post 1940s areas. These older areas include the North Valley, the South Valley, various neighborhoods near downtown, and Corrales. The newer areas generally feature 4 to 6 lane roads in a 1 mile (1.61 km) grid. Each 1 square mile (2.59 km²)


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the farthest reach of this quadrant lie in the Cibola National Forest, just over the line into Sandoval County. Northwest Quadrant This quadrant contains historic Old Town Albuquerque, which dates back to the 1700s, as well as the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The area has a mixture of commercial, low-income, middle-income, and some of the more expensive homes in the city. Northwest Albuquerque includes the largest section of downtown, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park and the Bosque ("woodlands" Cottonwood forest), the Petroglyph National Monument, Double Eagle II Airport, the historic Martineztown neighborhood, the Paradise Hills Area, and Cottonwood Mall. Additionally, the "North Valley" area, which includes some small ranches and upscale residential homes along the Rio Grande, is located in this quadrant. The City of Albuquerque engulfs the village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque and borders Corrales in the northwest valley. The rapidly-developing area on the west side of the river is known as the "westside" and consists primarily of traditional residential subdivisions. Here the city proper is bordered on the north by the City of Rio Rancho. Southeast Quadrant Eclipse Aviation, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, the Central New Mexico Community College main campus, the Albuquerque International Sunport, University Stadium, Isotopes Park, and University Arena ("The Pit") are located in the Southeast (SE) quadrant. The Nob Hill and East Downtown (EDo) neighborhoods lie along Central Avenue, the border between the Southeast and Northeast quadrants. The expensive residential developments of Four Hills, nestled in the Manzano foothills, Volterra, Willow Wood, and Ridgecrest are also located in this quadrant. In sharp contrast to these upscale developments, some of the most poverty-stricken neighborhoods in the city are also located in Southeast Albuquerque. During the past two decades, parts of the SE quadrant, mainly around Gibson Blvd. and Central Ave., have become high crime areas. However, recent developments in the neighborhood such as the Cesar Chavez Community Center, Veterans’ Memorial, and the renovated Talin Market have shown that this area is reestablishing itself as one of many cultural centers in the city. In fact, the area surrounding Talin Market was named the ’International District’ by the city in 2009. Southwest Quadrant Traditionally consisting of agricultural and rural areas, the Southwest quadrant is often referred to as the "South Valley". Although the city limits of Albuquerque do not include all of the area, the South Valley is considered to extend all the way to the Isleta Indian Reservation. This includes the old communities of Atrisco, Los Padillas,

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Kinney, Mountainview, and Pajarito. The south end of downtown Albuquerque and the Bosque ("woodlands" cottonwood forest), the historic Barelas neighborhood, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Rio Grande Zoo (which is part of the City’s Albuquerque Biological Park system), and Tingley Beach are also located here. The southwest area is currently undergoing rapid and controversial development, including large retail stores and quickly-built subdivisions.

Historical populations Census Pop. %± 1890 3,785 — 1900 6,238 64.8% 1910 11,020 76.7% 1920 15,157 37.5% 1930 26,570 75.3% 1940 35,449 33.4% 1950 96,815 173.1% 1960 201,189 107.8% 1970 244,501 21.5% 1980 332,920 36.2% 1990 384,736 15.6% 2000 448,607 16.6% [1] 15.5% Est. 2007 518,271 Sources: 1890-1990,[20] 2000[21]

Census 2000 data
As of the census[22] of 2000, there were 448, 607 people, 183, 236 households, and 112, 690 families residing in the city. The population density was 2, 483.4 people per square mile (958.9/km²). There were 198, 465 housing units at an average density of 1, 098.7/sq mi (424.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.59% White, 3.09% Black or African American, 3.89% Native American, 2.24% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 14.78% from other races, and 4.31% Multiracial (from two or more races). 39.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 183, 236 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.02. In the city the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For


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every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $38, 272, and the median income for a family was $46, 979. Males had a median income of $34, 208 versus $26, 397 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20, 884. About 10.0% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.4% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

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Manhattan Project. In January 2007, Tempur-Pedic opened an 800,000-square-foot (74,000 m2) mattress factory in northwest Albuquerque. SCHOTT Solar, Inc., announced in January 2008 they will open a 200,000-square-foot (19,000 m2) facility manufacturing receivers for concentrated solar thermal power plants (CSP) and 64MW of photovoltaic (PV) modules. Forbes Magazine rated Albuquerque the best city in America for business and careers in 2006[24] and the 13th best (out of 200 metro areas) in 2008.[25]

2007 estimates
Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area’s July 1, 2007 populations were estimated at 518, 271 and 835, 120 respectively by the United States Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program.[1][2] At the 2005–2007 U.S. Census American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates, the city had 488, 416 persons of a single race, divided as: White, 342, 324 (70.1%); Black, 17, 072 (3.5%); American Indian or Alaskan Native, 24, 891 (5.1%); Asian, 12, 848 (2.6%); Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 793 (0.2%); and some other race, 90, 488 (18.5%). There were 17, 162 (3.4% of the population) of two or more races. There were 221, 175 (43.7% of the population) Hispanics (of any race).[23]

Arts and culture
Cultural Events
The city hosts the annual New Mexico State Fair for 17 days in September at Expo New Mexico, formerly the New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Albuquerque also has the largest hot air balloon gathering in the world. It is called the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and it is held during early October. It was started in 1972 with 13 balloons. It progressed and in 2000 there were a record 1000 balloons that attended and lifted off in a mass ascension. Since 2000 the officials keep it to no more than 700 registered balloons for safety, and it is the most photographed event in the world.[26]


Albuquerque at dusk. Albuquerque lies at the center of the New Mexico Technology Corridor, a concentration of high-tech private companies and government institutions along the Rio Grande. Larger institutions whose employees contribute to the population are numerous and include Sandia National Laboratories, Kirtland Air Force Base, and the attendant contracting companies which bring highly educated workers to a somewhat isolated region. Intel operates a large semiconductor factory or "fab" just outside the city boundaries of suburban Rio Rancho, in neighboring Sandoval County, with its attendant large capital investment. Northrop Grumman is located along I-25 in northeast Albuquerque, and TempurPedic is located on the West Mesa next to I-40. The solar energy and architectural-design innovator Steve Baer located his company, Zomeworks, to the region in the late 1960s; and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory cooperate here in an enterprise that began with the

Balloons at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The city is also home to the annual Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow, an international event featuring over 3, 000 indigenous Native American dancers and singers representing more than 500 tribes from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Dancers and singers participate socially and competitively at the event, held in April. Albuquerque is a vibrant center of live theatre in the Southwest, boasting more than 30 theatrical production companies that produce a wide variety of theatrical presentations throughout the year. The Albuquerque Theatre Guild is an umbrella organization of theatres and theatre practitioners founded in 2007 to provide information about live theatre in Albuquerque.


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Club Albuquerque Thunderbirds New Mexico Scorpions University of New Mexico Lobos University of New Mexico Lobos Sport Basketball AA minor league ice hockey League AAA PCL NBA D-League CHL AIFA Mountain West Conference Venue

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Capacity 12, 500 11, 200 8, 000 8, 000 41, 000 18, 018

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Isotopes Park Tingley Coliseum Santa Ana Star Center Santa Ana Star Center University Stadium University Arena (also known as The Pit)

New Mexico Wildcats Arena football NCAA Division I Football

NCAA Division I Men’s and Wo- Mountain West men’s Basketball Conference

Albuquerque also annually hosts Bubonicon which is among the largest Science Fiction conventions in the South West.

Museums and other points of interest
Albuquerque contains a variety of museums, shops and other points of interest. Some of these include the Albuquerque Biological Park and Old Town Albuquerque. Old town contains numerous shops and restaurants as well as a ghost tour performed by the Southwest Ghosthunters Association. The Sandia Mountains to the East offer interesting and varied rock climbing. Climbs from one to 10 pitches can be found at all ability levels. The Sandia Peak Tramway, located adjacent to Albuquerque is the world’s longest passenger aerial tramway. It also has the world’s third longest single span. It stretches from the Northeast edge of the city to the crestline of the Sandia Mountains. Further information: List of points of interest in Albuquerque, List of historic landmarks in Albuquerque

References in popular culture
• In Bugs Bunny shorts where Bugs is travelling underground and does not end up where he thought he was going, while consulting a map, he would often say, "I knew I should’ve taken that left turn at Albuquerque." • The Simpsons episode Hungry Hungry Homer involves the Springfield Isotopes baseball team considering relocating to Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Isotopes are now a minor league affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers.[27][28] • In another episode of The Simpsons, titled E Pluribus Wiggum, Krusty states that the presidential candidates have more hot air than the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. • "Weird Al" Yankovic wrote a song for his Running with Scissors album called Albuquerque. • The Disney Channel Original Movies High School Musical, High School Musical 2 and High School

Musical 3 are all set in Albuquerque, though none of them were filmed there. The main characters attend the fictitious East High School. • In Little Miss Sunshine, the family travels from Albuquerque to the pageant. The film, as with High School Musical above, was not filmed in New Mexico, but rather in parts of Arizona and California. (As a semi-interesting contrast, Hamlet 2 which "took place" in Tucson, Arizona, was in fact filmed in and around Albuquerque.) • Neil Young wrote a song called "Albuquerque" for his album Tonight’s the Night from 1975. • The city of Albuquerque is mentioned in the American pop song By the Time I Get to Phoenix written by songwriter Jimmy Webb. • The Partridge Family had a song called "Point Me In the Direction of Albuquerque" that was played in one of the episodes of the show. • Ethel Mertz, a fictional character played by Vivian Vance in the 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy, is from Albuquerque, which is featured in the episode "Ethel’s Hometown." Vance, like her character, hails from Albuquerque. • Prefab Sprout mention Albuquerque in the chorus of their song "The King of Rock ’N’ Roll". • In his song "The Jazz Discharge Party Hats," Frank Zappa tells a story set in Albuquerque, New Mexico. • The show Breaking Bad (2008-) on AMC is filmed and takes place in and around Albuquerque. • Albuquerque was mentioned by Johnny Cash in the song "Wanted Man" he wrote with Bob Dylan. • The USA Show In Plain Sight takes place in Albuquerque, and prominently features many local landmarks. The 1976 movie Track Of The Moonbeast was filmed in Albuquerque<http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075343/>. Early in the movie you can see the old (west) entrance into the St. Joseph Healthcare hospital. St. Joe’s is now called Lovelace Medical Center


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federal health statistics on obesity-related injuries and illnesses. • http://www.cabq.gov/bike/ Documents the extensive network of bicycle trails and lanes • http://www.cabq.gov/recreation/ An overview of available recreation activities • http://www.cabq.gov/gis/park.php A comprehensive list of parks in the area • Petroglyph National Monument • Sandia Tramway

Albuquerque City Council[29][30] Isotopes Baseball Park President District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 Isaac Benton (since 2008).[31] Ken Sánchez Debbie O’Malley Isaac Benton Bradley Winter Michael J. Cadigan Rey Garduño Sally Mayer Trudy Jones Don Harris Vice-President Sally Mayer (since 2008)[31]

Parks and Recreation

The Pete Domenici Federal Courthouse on Lomas Blvd. Albuquerque is a charter city[32] City government is divided into an executive branch, headed by a Mayor[32]:V and a nine-member Council that holds the legislative authority.[32]:IV The form of city government is therefore mayor-council government. As of 2009 the mayor is Martin Chávez. The Mayor holds a full-time paid elected position with a four-year term.[33] The Council members hold part-time paid positions and are elected from the nine Council districts for four-year terms, with four or five Councilors elected every two years.[34] Elections for Mayor and Councilor are nonpartisan.[32]:IV.4 Each year

A tramway car ascending the Sandia Mountains Albuquerque has numerous parks, bike paths, and hiking areas scattered throughout the metro area. Most of the city’s best biking and hiking areas are concentrated in and around the Sandia and Manzano foothills. The city was ranked #1 as the fittest city in the United States, according to a March 2007 issue of Men’s Fitness magazine. The critera used in the study included the availability of gyms and bike paths, commute times, and


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in December one of the Council members is elected by the members of the Council to be the Council President, and one is elected to be the Vice-President.[33] On December 1, 2008 Isaac Benton was elected President of the Council for the next year and Sally Mayer was elected Vice-President.[31] The Council is the legislative authority of the city, and has the power to adopt all ordinances, resolutions, or other legislation.[34] The Council meets two times a month, with meetings held in the Vincent E. Griego Council Chambers in the basement level of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government Center.[35] Ordinances and resolutions passed by the Council are presented to the Mayor for his approval. If the Mayor vetoes an item, the Council can override the veto with a vote of two-thirds of the membership of the Council.[32]:XI.3 Each year, the Mayor submits a city budget proposal for the year to the Council by April 1, and the Council acts on the proposal within the next 60 days.[32]:VII

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University of St. Francis College of Nursing and Allied Health Department of Physician Assistant Studies. The Central New Mexico Community College serves most of the area, as do several technical schools including ITT Technical Institute and the University of Phoenix. Furthermore, The Art Center Design College offers bachelor’s degrees in Graphic and Interior Design, animation, illustration, Photography as well as several other disciplines. Albuquerque Public Schools, one of the largest school districts in the nation, provides educational services to over 87, 000 children across the city. Further information: List of middle schools in Albuquerque, List of high schools in Albuquerque, List of colleges and universities in Albuquerque

Further information: Media in Albuquerque, New Mexico Albuquerque is a media hub for much of New Mexico. The city is served by one major newspaper, the Albuquerque Journal. Albuquerque is also home to several radio and television stations that serve the metropolitan area. Beginning in May, 2009, Albuquerque will be home to New City Advisor [4], an online guide for the growing number of new residents in Albuquerque.


Main highways

Interchange between I-40 and I-25, known as Big I University of New Mexico The city is home to the University of New Mexico, one of two large state universities in New Mexico. UNM includes a School of Medicine which was ranked in the top 50 primary care-oriented medical schools in the country.[36] Albuquerque is also home to the National American University, Trinity Southwest University, and the Some of the main highways in the city include: • - More commonly known as Interstate 25 or "I-25", it is the main north-south highway on the city’s eastern side of the Rio Grande. It is also the main north-south highway in the state (by connecting Albuquerque with Santa Fe and Las Cruces) and a plausible route of the eponymous Pan American Highway.


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• - More commonly known as Interstate 40 or "I-40", it is the city’s main east-west traffic artery and an important transcontinental route. The freeway’s name in the city is in reference to 16th century conquistador and explorer Francisco Vazquez de Coronado. • - Concurrent with State Highway 423, Paseo del Norte connects two parts of Albuquerque that are separated by the North Valley and by Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Paseo del Norte is a freeway from Jefferson Street to Eagle Ranch Road, as it crosses the Rio Grande. A controversial extension of this road through Petroglyph National Monument was finally opened in 2007. Roughly parallel to Interstate 40 and approximately five miles to the north, Paseo Del Norte connects Interstate 25 and Coors Boulevard. • - Coors is the main north-south artery to the west of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque. There is one full interchange where it connects with Interstate 40. The rest of the route has stoplights, sidewalks and bike lanes. To the north of Interstate 40, part of the route is numbered as State Highway 47, while to the south, part of the route is numbered as State Highway 45. • - Central is one of the historical routings of Route 66, it is no longer a main through highway, its usefulness having been supplanted by Interstate 40. • - Serves as a bypass around the northeastern quadrant, the route is designated as NM-556. Tramway Boulevard starts at I-25 near near Sandia Pueblo, and heads east as a two-lane road. It turns south near the base of the Sandia Peak Tramway and becomes a divided highway until its terminus near I-40 and Central Avenue by the western entrance to Tijeras Canyon. The interchange between I-40 and I-25 is known as the "Big I". Originally built in 1966, it was rebuilt in 2002. Numerous major intersections of the city have been outfitted with red-light cameras to issue fines for running red lights as well as speeding.[37] Bridges There are six road bridges that cross the Rio Grande and serve the municipality on at least one end if not both. The eastern approaches of the northernmost three all pass through adjacent unincorporated areas, the Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, or the North Valley. In downstream order they are: • • • • • • Two more bridges serve urbanized areas contiguous to the city’s perforated southern boundary .

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Rail Runner Express Downtown Albuquerque station train platform. The state owns most of the city’s rail infrastructure which is used by a commuter rail system, long distance passenger trains, and the freight trains of the BNSF Railway. Intercity rail Amtrak’s Southwest Chief, which travels between Chicago and Los Angeles, serves the Albuquerque area daily with one stop in each direction at the Alvarado Transportation Center in downtown. Commuter rail The New Mexico Rail Runner Express, a commuter rail line, began service between Sandoval County and Albuquerque in July 2006 using an existing BNSF right-ofway which was purchased by New Mexico in 2005. Service expanded to Valencia County in December 2006 and to Santa Fe on December 17, 2008. Rail Runner now connects Santa Fe, Sandoval, Bernalillo, and Valencia Counties with ten station stops, including three stops within Albuquerque. The trains connect Albuquerque to downtown Santa Fe with eight roundtrips per weekday. The section of the line running south to Belen is served less frequently.[38]

Local mass transit
ABQ RIDE is the local transit agency in the city. ABQ RIDE operates a variety of bus routes, including the Rapid Ride express bus service. In 2006 the City of Albuquerque under the mayorship of Martin Chavez had planned and attempted to "fast track" the development of a "Modern Streetcar" project. Funding for the US$270 million system was not resolved as many citizens vocally opposed the project. The city and its transit department maintain a policy commitment to the streetcar project.[39] The project would run mostly in the southeast quadrant on Central Avenue and Yale Boulevard.


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The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority is responsible for the delivery of drinking water and the treatment of wastewater. For more details on this topic, see Albuquerque#Hydrology.

Albuquerque is the medical hub of New Mexico, hosting numerous state-of-the-art medical centers. Some of the city’s premier hospitals include the VA Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, Heart Hospital of New Mexico, and Lovelace Women’s Hospital. University of New Mexico Hospital is the only level I trauma center in the state.

New intermodal transportation hub in downtown Albuquerque. Albuquerque was one of the only two cities in New Mexico to have had electric street railways. Albuquerque’s horse-drawn streetcar lines were electrified during the first few years of the twentieth century. The Albuquerque Traction Company assumed operation of the system in 1905. The system grew to its maximum length of 6 miles (9.7 km) during the next ten years by connecting destinations such as Old Town to the west and the University of New Mexico to the east with the town’s urban center near the former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway depot. The Albuquerque Traction Company failed financially in 1915 and the vaguely named City Electric Company was formed. Despite traffic booms during the first world war, and unaided by lawsuits attempting to force the streetcar company to pay for paving, that system also failed later in 1927, leaving the streetcar’s "motorettes" unemployed.[40]:177-181

Notable natives and residents Sister cities
Albuquerque has nine sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International: • • - Alburquerque, Spain • • • • - Aşgabat, Turkmenistan • - Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico • • - Gijón,Spain - Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico - Helmstedt, Germany - Hualien, Taiwan - Lanzhou, China - Sasebo, Japan

Albuquerque is served by two airports, the larger of which is Albuquerque International Sunport. It is located 3 miles (5 km) southeast of the central business district of Albuquerque. The Albuquerque International Sunport served over 6, 000, 000 passengers in 2008.[41] Double Eagle II Airport is the other airport. It is primarily used as an air ambulance, corporate flight, military flight, training flight, charter flight, and private flight facility.[42]

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PNM, New Mexico’s largest electricity provider, is based in Albuquerque. They serve about 487, 000 electricity customers statewide. New Mexico Gas Company provides natural gas services to more than 500, 000 customers in the state, including the Albuquerque metro area. [3] [4]


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