Albuquerque sits in New Mexico which is the heart of the southwest with Texas bordering it to the east, Colorado to the north, and Arizona to the west. A small portion of it borders Mexico to the south.
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. It is one the least of one of the least populated U.S. cities.