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Albuquerque Essential Info


Albuquerque is a large, high desert metropolis near the center of New Mexico.

Although it is the largest city in the state, Albuquerque is often overshadowed as a tourist destination by Santa Fe, 60 mi (97 km) to the north. But Albuquerque has a number of great attractions in its own right, with pleasant scenery, colorful history, and a spectacular hot-air balloon fiesta in the fall.

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  1. Albuquerque is the only word in the English language that repeats the letter sequence “que” twice.
  2. Albuquerque is the Hot Air Balloon Capital of the world.
  3. The movie "The Avengers" (2012) was filmed in Albuquerque.
  4. Albuquerque's elevation of 5312 feet makes it the highest metropolitan city in the country.
  5. Bill Gates and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started the company in Albuquerque, where it was located between 1975 and 1979

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