Albuquerque, abbreviated as ABQ, is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The city's nicknames are The Duke City and Burque, both of which reference its 1706 founding by Nuevo México governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdés as La Villa de Alburquerque. Named in honor of then Viceroy the 10th Duke of Alburquerque, the Villa was an outpost on El Camino Real for the Tiquex and Hispano towns in the area. Since the city's founding, it has continued to be included on travel and trade routes including Santa Fe Railway, Route 66, Interstate 25, Interstate 40, and the Albuquerque International Sunport.
Albuquerque has a population of over 561,188 people. Albuquerque also forms part of the wider Albuquerque metropolitan area which has a population of over 918,018 people. Albuquerque is the #125 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 4.1644 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores per 100,000 city residents.
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