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Albuquerque is located in Bernalillo County ,it is the county seat,and is in the Central New Mexico region. It lies southwest of Santa Fe along Interstate 25, on the banks of the Rio Grande River.

Spanish settlement commenced in the early 1600s, but they vacated the area when Native Americans revolted against Spanish rule in 1680. Albuquerque of today was founded in 1706 and the city was named after New Spain's viceroy, the Duke of Alburquerque. It became a (King's Highway) stopping point between Santa Fe and Mexico City.

Today Albuquerque, population 448,607, is New Mexico's largest city. It is a trade, high-tech manufacturing and transportation hub. Nearby Kirtland Air Force Base also contributes to the economy. The city is home to the University of New Mexico's main campus. Albuquerque's warm, dry weather attracts vacationers. Among many attractions is the 1793 Church of San Felipe de Neri in the historic Old Town district.

Albuquerque is part of the Albuquerque, New Mexico metro area.

Albuquerque Greek Festival | Franklin College | Hollywood Beauty School |
Airports Albuquerque International Sunport |
Art Amapola Gallery | Framing Concepts Gallery | Hanging Tree Gallery | Joan Weissman Studio | Mariposa Gallery | Peter Eller Gallery | Schelu Gallery | Tanner Chaney |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Adobe Nido Bed and Breakfast | Amberley Suite Hotel | Bottger Mansion Bed and Breakfast | Hacienda Antigua Bed and Breakfast | Old Town Bed and Breakfast | Old Town Bed and Breakfast |
Highways, Byways, and Scenic Drives Sandia Crest |
Education Century University | Crystal Mountain Massage Therapy School | Fishback Studio of The Dance | National College-Albuquerque | Nazarene Indian Bible College | New Mexico Mountain Club | Pima Medical Institute | University of Phoenix-Albuquerque |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Branding Iron Bar-B-Q | Café au Lait | Java Joe’s | Tomato Cafe |
Golf Hyatt Regency Albuquerque | Radisson Hotel Albuquerque | Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown | Travelodge Albuquerque East | Memorial Psychiatric Hospital | Rehabilitation Hospital of New Mexico | St Joseph Northeast Heights Hospital | West Mesa Medical Center |
History Albuquerque's Old Town | American Intl Rattlesnake Museum | Indian Pueblo Cultural Center | National Atomic Museum | Tinkertown Museum |
Public Libraries Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library | City - County Library System |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Albuquerque Marriott Hotel | Albuquerque Sumner Suites | AmeriSuites Albuquerque / Uptown | Barcelona Suites Uptown | ClubHouse Inn & Suites Albuquerque | Comfort Inn & Suites North | Daymont Inn, Albuquerque | Hilton Albuquerque | Hotel Blue | Howard Johnson Express Inn | Howard Johnson Hotel & Convention Center | Hyatt Regency Albuquerque | La Quinta Inn And Suites Albuquerque | Radisson Inn - Albuquerque Airport | Travelodge | Wyndham Hotel |
Counties of New Mexico Bernalillo County |
New Mexico State Parks Rio Grande Nature Center State Park | Erna Ferguson Branch Library | Esperanza Branch Library |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate ABQ Appraisal Associates | Albuquerque Prudential | Vaughan Company Realtors |
Science Meteorite Museum |
Shopping Alloy Design Works | Artistic Silver Jewelry | Designs by JSL | Glass Arts | Pat Marsello Ceramics | The Beaded Iris |
Health Resorts and Spas Abbie's Therapeutic Massage | Betty's Bath and Day Spa |
Sports and Sporting Events Balloon Explorium | Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway |
Transportation Coronado Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Albuquerque Aquarium | Wild West Nature Park |

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