Albuquerque meaning

ălbə-kûrkē
Largest city in New Mexico, USA.
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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).
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(place) City in central N.Mex.
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(person) 1453-1515; Port. navigator: established Port. colonies in the East.
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Origin of albuquerque

  • From Spanish Alburquerque (“a town in Spain”), after Spanish viceroy Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 8th Duke of Alburquerque (1619–1676).

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