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Statistics & Facts

The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Bernalillo is approximately 5,960 (1990), 8320 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,179 (1990), 2952 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bernalillo is 14.285 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.309 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bernalillo to Washington DC is 1693 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bernalillo is positioned 35.31 degrees north of the equator and 106.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bernalillo elevation is 5,050 feet above sea level.


just north of Albuquerque in central New Mexico.
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History & History Related Items

The first settlers of this area were here in 1698. They were descendants of Bernal Diaz del Castillo. The pueblos of Zia and Santa Ana and the Spanish-American village of San Ysidro are located northwest of Bernalillo. Santa Ana is one of the oldest missions in the country, though it is now closed to visitors. It was probably built by Fray Juan de Rosas who came to New Mexico in 1598 with Juan de Onate.
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Coronado State Monument
Route 44
Bernalillo, NM 87004
located 2 miles northwest of the city
Phone: 505-867-5351
These ruins have been partially re-constructed. Kuaua, which is the northern most of the Tiwa villages which Coronado came to in 1540 to spend the winter. It was settled in the 1300's. When the Spanish returned in 1598, the village was abandoned. Several areas yielded rare artifacts and murals.

Zia Pueblo and Mission
16 miles northwest on SR44.
Phone: 505-867-3304
Though this mission was abandoned in the early 17th century, old traditions remain strong here. The Zia, proficient potters, keep them alive through festivals and ceremonies. Visitors are welcome most of the time, but sometimes the area is closed for religious events. Visitors are expected to follow the special rules for photographs, paints, etc.
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Bernalillo City Government

Bernalillo Administrative Offices
829 Camino Del Pueblo
Bernalillo, NM 87004-5928
Phone: 505-867-3311

Bernalillo Libraries

Bernalillo Town Library
134 Calle Malinche St
Bernalillo, NM 87004
Phone: 505-867-1440

Bernalillo Schools

Bernalillo School District
224 Camino Del Pueblo
Bernalillo, NM 87004-5925
Phone: 505-867-2317

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