Albuquerque is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The high-altitude city serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande.
Albuquerque is the 60th-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.
Albuquerque's Route 66 features many of its neon signs from yesteryear as the famed road still guides motorists through the fascinating city! Often referred to as the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the United States, Albuquerque draws more than 1.5 million tourists each year to its hot air balloon competition - the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!
Albuquerque is home to Microsoft! "Basic" computer language was completed by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. The entire city is higher than 5,000 feet in elevation, meaning even the healthiest of visitors must take care during physical activity while their body adjusts to the thinner air. Albuquerque is also a popular city for filming Hollywood movies due to its near-perfect weather year round!
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