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The population of Belen is approximately 6,901 (2000) , 7269 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,622 (1990), 2887 (2010).

The amount of land area in Belen is 10.773 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Belen to Washington DC is 1760 miles. The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 85 miles. (as the crow flies)
Belen is positioned 34.65 degrees north of the equator and 106.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Belen elevation is 4,800 feet above sea level.
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Belen location: in central New Mexico in the Albuquerque general area. It is about 32 miles south of Albuquerque. Rio Communities is three miles east and Tierra Grande is seven miles southeast. It is about ten miles south of Los Lunas.

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The geography for Belen is in a valley near the Manzano Mountains on the east and mesas on the west.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Belen is almost perfect! The sun is shining nearly 80% of the time during the day. The lows at night in the winter dip down to the low 20's while the winter daytime highs range in the low 50's. During the summer the daytime average is around 95 during the day with average lows in the 60's at night
Belen average annual precipitation is 7.15 inches per year.
Belen average annual humidity is 43
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Belen history:

Belen was founded in 1740 by Captain Don Diego de Torres and his brother-in-law, Antonio Salazar. The name is the Spanish word for Bethlehem. Prior to the 1800's, the area had was mainly agricultural in its economy. Around this time, sheep were introduced and the town and area began to grow. The railroad came here in 1880 which brought more business and growth. The village was officially founded in 1918. The town was incorporated in 1940 and the city in 1966.

Here is a history page from the city website. This history page for Belen is titled the Nativity of Ranching.
The founding of Belen: 1740
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