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The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Tucumcari is approximately 5363 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,164 (1990), 2410 (2010).
The amount of land area in Tucumcari is 19.081 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.032 sq kilometers.
The distance from Tucumcari to Washington DC is 1536 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 131 miles. (as the crow flies)
Tucumcari is positioned 35.16 degrees north of the equator and 103.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Tucumcari elevation is 4,085 feet above sea level.


on Interstate 40 directly east of Albuquerque near Texas
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History & History Related Items

Tucumcari is near 4,999 foot high Tucumcari mountain which the Comanches used for a lookout point. The name for a lookout point is tucumcari. There is also another story as to how the town got its name. This story is more romantic than the first. It is said that an Apache warrior, Tocom and Kari, an Apache chief's daughter were in love. There was a fight for her hand in which Tocom was killed. In despair, Kari stabbed the victor and then herself. Then her father, distraut at the death of his daughter, stabbed himself to death while calling out Tocum-Kari.
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