Living in Albuquerque, NM

Known as the Heart of New Mexico, Albuquerque was founded in 1706 by Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes in honor of the Duke of Albuquerque, and has since grown to become the largest city in the state. The city is known as "The Duke City", "ABQ', Burque", and the "Q"; residents are known as "ABQeans". Each year six million people travel to the Albuquerque International Sunport to explore ABQ's diverse cultures, rich history and breathtaking landscapes.

ABQeans are spoiled by brilliant sunshine nearly year round, 180-square-miles of beautiful desert terrain and the warm gentle breezes from the spectacular Sandia Mountains. The award wining climate, old world charm, and modern sensibilities lend well to the preservation of historic districts like Old Town and to the development of mixed use, urban districts like ABQ Uptown, each cultivating distinctive community commerce and entertainment destinations.

Albuquerque attractions are distinctive and impressive. Q boasts being home to ABQ Bio Park, which houses the Albuquerque Aquarium, the Rio Grande Botanic Garden, the Rio Grande Zoo and Tinley Beach. The city hosts the largest hot-air balloon festival in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, and is home to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. You'll also find the American International Snake Museum, the largest rattlesnake museum in the world. When it comes to entertaining attractions in Albuquerque, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Upon exploring the city you'll find many more entertaining destinations focused in the arts, music, dance, film and more.

Albuquerque, NM Government Info

Albuquerque Fire Department

Albuquerque Fire Department

Address: 11500 Sunset Gardens Rd SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121 - MAP
Phone: (505) 768-9317
Web: www.cabq.gov

Albuquerque Police Department

Albuquerque Police Department

Address: 2060 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 - MAP
Phone: (505) 242-2677 (COPS)
Web: www.cabq.gov

Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County

Address: 1 One Civic Plz NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 - MAP
Phone: (505) 468-7000
Web: www.bernco.gov

City Of Albuquerque

City Of Albuquerque

Address: 1 Civic Plaza NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 - MAP
Phone: (505) 768-2000
Web: www.cabq.gov

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce

Address: 115 Gold Ave SW # 201, Albuquerque, NM 87102 - MAP
Phone: (505) 764-3700
Web: www.abqchamber.com

New Mexico Tourism Department

New Mexico Tourism Department

Address: 491 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501 - MAP
Phone: (505) 827-7400
Web: www.newmexico.org

Albuquerque, NM Transportation

Albuquerque International Sunport

Albuquerque International Sunport

Address: 2200 Sunport Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87106 - MAP
Phone: (505) 244-7700
Web: www.abqsunport.com

City of Albuquerque Transit Department

City of Albuquerque Transit Department

Address: 100 1st St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 - MAP
Phone: (505) 724-3100
Web: www.cabq.gov

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