Albuquerque, New Mexico

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  • While Santa Fe serves as the state capital of New Mexico, the state's largest city, Albuquerque, dominates the politics and economy. Albuquerque, the county seat of Bernalillo County, is located in the central part of the state, and the Rio Grande River flows through the city. As a transportation hub, Albuquerque is served by Amtrak and is intersected by Interstate Highways 40 and 25. A light rail line called the Rail Runner also connects Albuquerque with Santa Fe. The city is home to the University of New Mexico, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Petroglyph National Monument, and the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. According to the 2010 Census, the population of Albuquerque was 545,852, making the New Mexico city ...

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