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Albuquerque is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is a high-altitude city and serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population was 555,417 as of the July 1, 2012, population estimate from the United States Census Bureau, and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. The Albuquerque MSA has a population of 902,797 according to the United States Census Bureau's most recently available estimate for July 1, 2013. Albuquerque is the 59th-largest United States metropolitan area. The Albuquerque MSA population includes the city of Rio Rancho, Bernalillo, Placitas, Corrales, Los Lunas, Belen, Bosque Farms, and forms part of the larger Albuquerque – Santa Fe – Las Vegas combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,163,964 as of the July 1, 2013 Census Bureau estimates. With its population growing bigger over the years, Albuquerque is the fastest growing city in New Mexico by population.


Albuquerque is a fictional character from the 1975 film Nashville.


  1. "Albuquerque" is the last song of "Weird Al" Yankovic's Running with Scissors album. At 11 minutes and 22 seconds, it is the longest song Yankovic has ever released on any of his official studio albums.
  2. "Albuquerque" is a composition.


"Albuquerque" is an award-winning book by Marc Simmons.

  • also known as "Albuquerque: a narrative history"
  • award: - Spur Award for Best Nonfiction, received by Marc Simmons


"Albuquerque" is a 1948 American Western directed by Ray Enright and starring Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton, George "Gabby" Hayes, and Lon Chaney, Jr.. Based on the novel Dead Freight for Piute by Luke Short, with a screenplay by Gene Lewis and Clarence Upson Young, the film is about a man who is recruited by his corrupt uncle to inherit his freight-hauling empire in the southwest, and who eventually defects to his uncle's honest business rival.

Phrases with Albuquerque

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  2. Albuquerque Prairie Clover

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Albuquerque

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Google previewEAST from FRISCO - on the Trail of America's Soul (2010)

by Chris Harris

Albuquerque is a big place. It has grown into a major metropolis of nearly 800,000 people, an urban magnet whose...

Google previewMetrospiritual (2011)

The Geography of Church Planting by Sean Benesh

With the rio Grande weaving its way through the city, albuquerque is a city of contrasts. it sits in the upper reaches of the Chihuahuan Desert, which is a much different desert climate than the other focus cities of tucson and phoenix. to the east ...

Google previewInsufferable Indifference – The Mocking of America (2013)

by Neil E. Clement

Albuquerque is an oasis in the desert situated next to some rather large mountain peaks; the Sandia and Manzano ranges come together here, part of the Rocky Mountain chain. Quite nice mountains actually and nicely forested.

Google previewToday's Military Wife (2014)

by Lydia Sloan Cline

Albuquerque is a large city surrounded by beautiful mountains. The cost of living isn't too bad, there are nice shops—if you're into silver and turquoise, this is the place!—and things to do. Ski buffs have Sandia Peak. Santa Fe is an hour's drive, ...

Google previewA British Rifleman - the Journals and Correspondence of Major George Simmons, Rifle Brigade, during the Peninsular war and the campaign of Waterloo (2011)

by Major George Simmons

Albuquerque is a walled town of Spain, about three leagues from Campo Mayor. It has a fort situated upon a hill close to the town. This place gives the title to a Duke, who possesses many privileges and an extensive range of forests, in which ...

Google previewGeneral Aviation Airport (proposed), West Mesa Site, Albuquerque (1978)

Environmental Impact Statement

The Llano de Albuquerque is a remnant of the terraces ...

Google previewA to Zee Across America (2012)

by Kay Morris-Robertson

Albuquerque is a multicultural community represented by more than 70 different ethnicities some of which date back nearly twelve thousand years, stemming from Pueblo Indians, Hispanic and Western legacies. So it is not surprising to find ...

Google previewHow to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool (2011)

by Teresa Y. Neely

albuquerque is an ethnically diverse city with a rich culture and history located within minutes of the sandia and manzano mountain ranges, which provide opportunities ...

Google previewThe Business School Buzz Book (2007)

by Carolyn C. Wise, Stephanie Hauser

Status: Current student, full-time Dates of Enrollment: 8/2004-Submit Date Survey Submitted: March 2005 Albuquerque is a great city to live in for the active, outdoorsy type. The weather here is generally great and the mountains surrounding ...

Google previewLonely Planet Southwest USA (2012)

by Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Michael Benanav, Sarah Chandler, Lisa Dunford, Carolyn McCarthy

Car & Motorcycle Albuquerque is an easy cityto drive around. Streets are wide and there's usually metered or even free parking within blocks, or sometimes steps, from wherever you want to stop. New Mexico's largest city is also motorcycle ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Biographical Reference Containing One Hundred Thousand Names Together with a Classed Index of the Biographical Literature of Europe and America by Lawrence B. Phillips (1871)

by Lawrence Barnet Phillips

Albuquerque, Coello-Antonio, Portuguese governor of Macao; 18th cent. D. Albuquerque, Coello Duarte de, marquis of Basto, Portuguese gov. of San Salvador; d. 1658 D.R. Albuquerque, Don Juan Alfonso d', minister of Alfonso XI.

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia ; Or (1883)

by Charles Annandale

ALBUQUERQUE (Portuguese, Alboquerque), At'FONSO de, Viceroy of India, surnamed the Great and the Portuguese Mam, was born at Lisbon, 1452, of a family that derived its origin from kings. An heroic and enterprising spirit at that time ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 31 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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