Albuquerque is the state’s largest city, with a metropolitan population exceeding 700,000. Straddling the Rio Grande, the city stretches from high-desert plains to the Sandia Mountains, and is bordered on two sides by Isleta Pueblo and Sandia Pueblo. With a rich multi-cultural history, Albuquerque retains a strong connection to its Spanish colonial and Native American past, and is also home to a vibrant contemporary arts community.
At an altitude of 5,000 feet, the city enjoys a steady diet of sunshine and a moderate climate, and is home to the largest hot-air balloon rally in the world every October.
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In addition, please visit Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn more about the culture and heritage of Albuquerque.
About the University of New Mexico School of Law
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