5 Interesting things to know about Albuquerque New Mexico

Where is Albuquerque located?

Albuquerque is almost in the center of the New Mexico state at the intersection of major highways going east-west and north-south. The eastern highway takes you to Amarillo, Texas. The northern highway takes you to Colorado Springs, then Denver.

How big is ALBUQUERQUE in land and population?

The city of Albuquerque is 181.3 square miles and has a population of 560,234. It is a good-size city, but not so oversized that it loses the small-town feel.

What is Albuquerque known for?

This city’s biggest festival is the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which lasts nine days and includes more than 500 balloons at the annual event. You can get a hot air balloon ride almost any time of the year, festival or no festival. .

Odd fact about Albuquerque

The popular television show “Breaking Bad” called the city its filming home, so the show’s fans will find a tour of hotspots consisting of recognizable sets and areas.

Working in Albuquerque

For those working in the area, the commutes to work are shorter than in other parts of the country, averaging around 21 minutes per trip. Albuquerque is ranked in the top 100 cities for transportation with 75 percent of workers living near a transit stop.