Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

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Rio Arriba County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of 2000, the population was 41,190. Its county seat is Tierra Amarilla.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,896 square miles (15,271 km²), of which 5,858 square miles (15,171 km²) is land and 38 square miles (100 km²) (0.65%) is water. The highest point in the county is the summit of Truchas Peak at 3 993m (13,102').

The county acquired its present proportions after the creation of San Juan County and other adjustments.[2]

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