City of Albuquerque (CABQ)
Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, sits in the high desert nestled between the Rio Grande River and the Sandia Mountains. With a city population of 559,277, it ranks as the 32nd largest city in the United States; its metropolitan population is closer to one million people. Albuquerque’s modern downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Albuquerque is home to some of the United States’ leading high-tech research facilities including Sandia National Laboratory, Intel and the University of New Mexico. The city is celebrating a vibrant evolution in economic development is cultivating a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem. Albuquerque, Santa Fe, the state’s capital city, and oldest in the United States, and New Mexico are the crossroads of the Hispano history flowing South to North and the Anglo history flowing East to West. New Mexico is the only bilingual State (English, Spanish) in the USA.