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Las Vegas

San Miguel County,

New Mexico

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meaning: "the plains", or "the meadows"


The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.


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87701

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Las Vegas is approximately 16,500 (1997), 13753 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,716 (1990), 5751 (2010).

The amount of land area in Las Vegas is 19.224 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.01 sq kilometers.
The distance from Las Vegas to Washington DC is 1615 miles. The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 42 miles. (as the crow flies)
Las Vegas is positioned 35.59 degrees north of the equator and 105.21 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Las Vegas elevation is 6,470 feet above sea level.
Las Vegas per capita income is $7,515 (1989).
Las Vegas median income is $18,023 (1989).

The Las Vegas median home price is $80,000.

Las Vegas miscellany.

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Location

Las Vegas location: on Interstate 25, 63 miles northeast of Santa Fe at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Albuquerque is 123 miles away. The Rocky Mountains actually begin on the west side of Las Vegas and the Great Plains on the east side!

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Las Vegas is seasonal without a lot of extremes in weather. Here is a current weather page for Las Vegas. Here is another weather page with more weather links and information.
Las Vegas average annual rainfall is 16 inches per year
Las Vegas average annual snowfall is 30 inches per year.
Las Vegas average annual humidity is 50%
Las Vegas average temperature is 50 degrees F.
The average low temperature is (winter) 18, (summer) 54 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (winter) 46, (summer) 83 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 32 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 69 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Las Vegas history:

The original name for Las Vegas was Nuestra Senora de los Dolores de Las Vegas Grandes (Our Lady of the Sorrows of the Great Meadows). But the name was shortened to Las Vegas later.

Las Vegas was a part of the Santa Fe Trail. Old wagon ruts can still be seen outside of town. Until the 1880's, it was a "old west" town, complete with outlaws like Billy the Kidd and wild west days. Then the railroad came to town. The Santa Fe Railroad came in 1879. Las Vegas was then promoted to the retail center of the area. With supplies coming in from the east on a regular basis, the locals began building with a frenzy. Consequently, the town has over 900 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, more than any other city in the country.

Here is a history page for Las Vegas, New Mexico.

Check out this page for history information. Once you are there, go to "for history buffs"
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Attractions

Las Vegas attractions:

The Las Vegas City Museum and Rough Riders Memorial Collection
725 Grand Avenue
Las Vegas, New Mexico 87701
Phone: (505) 454-1401 extension 283

Hermit Peak towers over the city at 10,263 feet.

Take a Virtual Tour of Las Vegas with lots of pictures both old and new.

Storrie Lake - a popular boating and windsurfing spot. Storrie Lake is a man-made reservoir near downtown Las Vegas.

Pecos National Historic Park
about 30 miles from Las Vegas

Fort Union National Monument
about 26 miles north of Las Vegas, off I-25. The fort was established in 1851 t o protect wagon trains and trade caravans from attack.

The Santa Fe Trail
See some of the original wagon ruts around the area.

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