Albuquerque is located in the Southwestern part of the United States, in the State of New Mexico, in the County of Bernalillo on the banks of the Rio Grande. Rio Grande means “Big River”. Native Americans, the Pueblos, were the original inhabitants. Spanish settled the area in 1706 as the Spanish colonial outpost of Villa de Alburquerque. Named after the Spanish Duke of Alburquerque. The first “r” was removed and is now spelled Albuquerque. The Spanish settlers were quite a religious people. Incorporation occurred in 1891. New Mexico became the 47th state in 1912. The population of Albuquerque is just under 600,000 with the MSA comprising of Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Corrales, Placitas, Los Lunas, Bosque Farms and Belen just over 900,000. Alburquerque has a dry climate. The average annual high temperature is 47°F and the average low is 26°F making the average temperature 37°F. The Sandia mountain range is a mere 45 minute drive from the metro area and affords some wonderful skiing. Amenities include a café, Sports Shop/Rental Shop and a snow sports school. The unique multicultural diverse population is strongly influenced by Native American, Latino, Anglo, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern and African American cultures. Southwestern cuisine and architect abound. Culture is celebrated in various forms such as museums, art fairs, cultural centers, Native American dance and music festivals. Albuquerque was instrumental in the development of the Atomic Age with Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia Base and Sandia National Laboratories establishing themselves during the years between 1939-1949. The famous Route 66 was established in 1926, rerouted in 1937, first running north and south then to east and west. The Route was decommissioned in 1985. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is an annual event which saw its start in October 1972. The event has attendance of over 500 balloon participants. Albuquerque celebrated it Tercentennial 10 years ago in 2006. Microsoft originated in Albuquerque.
College and University
Central New Mexico Community College, University of New Mexico, Brown Mackie College Albuquerque, University of New Mexico School of Law, Carrington College Albuquerque, Brookline College Albuquerque, Pima Medical Institute.
Albuquerque Isotopes – Baseball, Albuquerque Soccer League, UNM Lobos – College Sports.
Albuquerque International Sunport Airport, Double Eagle li Airport.
Sights and Sounds
Albuquerque Biological Park, University Stadium, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Sandia Peak Tramway, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, National Hispanic cultural Center, ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden, National Museum of Nuclear Science, Explora, Petroglyph National Monument, Cliffs Amusement Park, Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, Rio Grande Zoo.
Guava Tree Café, The Grove Café & Market, Delish, Marley’s Texas BBQ, N’awlins Mardi Gras Café, Pollito Con Papas.
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