Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico. It is located in central New Mexico. The city continues to modernize with many technology industries. This has contributed, in part, to the fast growth rate of the city over the past several decades. With an increased population of people relocating here, Albuquerque movers are kept busy.
Albuquerque is a center for agriculture, industry, distribution, and technology. Older industries around the city include lumber, food-processing, and livestock. Newer industries in Albuquerque include nuclear development, electronics, energy, and various types of technologies.
Albuquerque was started as a Spanish post in 1706. The name is from a viceroy of New Spain who was in power in the early 1700's. The city was occupied by Confederate troops during the Civil War and in 1962 General Sibley made a stand in Albuquerque after retreating against Union forces. The Santa Fe railroad reached the city in 1880 and the city officially incorporated in 1890. Further rapid expansion occurred in the city after World War II. This growth continues through today as the area is one of the fastest growing in the country.
The Albuquerque International Sunport is six miles from the city. There are no major sports teams in the city, although several smaller professional and collegiate teams exist. Historical attractions include the Church of San Felipe de Neri, the Old Town Plaza, and several museums exhibiting Albuquerque's past. Additionally, the Petroglyph National Monument and the Coronado State Monument are popular destinations. One of the city's most notable events is the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which is held every October.