Place:Belen, Valencia, New Mexico, United States

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NameBelen
Alt namesBelemsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35002086
Bethelsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35002086
Nuestra Senora de Belensource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35002086
TypeCity
Coordinates34.666°N 106.776°W
Located inValencia, New Mexico, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Belen is the second largest city in Valencia County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 7,313 at the 2011 Census.

Belen is Spanish for Bethlehem, and gained the nickname "The Hub City" because of a major rail junction on BNSF Railway's Southern Transcon rail line.

Belen is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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