Definition of Central New Mexico
A region of New Mexico, centering around the large Albuquerque Metropolitan Area in Bernalillo County, and encompassing Sandoval County, Torrance County, and Valencia County. Located in this region are the major cities, towns, and villages of Central New Mexico are Albuquerque, Belen, Corrales, Los Lunas, Las Vegas, Rio Rancho, and Socorro; the Pueblos of Cochiti Pueblo, Jemez Pueblo, San Felipe Pueblo, Sandia Pueblo, Santa Ana Pueblo, Santo Domingo Pueblo, and Zia Pueblo.
Examples of Central New Mexico
Origin of Central New Mexico
The location was located on the ancient Pueblo trade-routes, and the Spanish trade-routes like El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, and Historic Route 66; both of which are preserved in parts, and is the current location of the Albuquerque International Sunport and the Big-I, the intersection of I-25 and I-40. Surrounding regions are Northwest New Mexico, North Central New Mexico, Northeast New Mexico, Southwest New Mexico, and Southeast New Mexico.