1453-1515; Port. navigator: established Port. colonies in the East
city in central N.Mex.
Origin of Albuquerqueafter the Duke of Alburquerque, viceroy (1702-11) of New Spain: altered probably by confusion with Albuquerque
The largest city of New Mexico, in the central part of the state on the upper Rio Grande. Founded by Spanish settlers in 1706, it grew as a health resort and the seat of the University of New Mexico (established 1889).
- Largest city in New Mexico, USA
From Spanish Alburquerque (“a town in Spain”), after Spanish viceroy Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 8th Duke of Alburquerque (1619–1676).