Sandoval County, New Mexico

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Sandoval County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The population was estimated at 113,772, a 25.6% increase from the population of 89,908 recorded at the 2000 census.[1] The county seat is Bernalillo.[2] It is part of the Albuquerque, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,714 square miles (9,620 km²), of which 3,709 square miles (9,607 km²) is land and 5 square miles (13 km²) (0.13%) is water. The highest point in the county is the summit of Redondo Peak at 11 254' (3 431m).

A relatively small portion of the county exists as a geographically separate exclave between Los Alamos County and Santa Fe County. This came about when Los Alamos County was created; the land that became the exclave would have been part of Los Alamos but was excluded owing to its sacred status among the local Indians. Rather than be ceded to neighboring Santa Fe (or Los Alamos) it has remained part of Sandoval.

Adjacent counties

Indian reservations

Sandoval County has 12 Indian reservations and two joint-use areas lying within its borders, the second most of any county in the United States (after San Diego County, California, which has 18 reservations. Riverside County, California also has 12 reservations, but no joint-use areas.)

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