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Cordova, New Mexico
Census-designated place (CDP)
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Area
 • Total 1.667 sq mi (4.32 km2)
 • Land 1.667 sq mi (4.32 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 6,955 ft (2,120 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 414
 • Density 248.4/sq mi (95.89/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87523
Area code(s) 505
GNIS feature ID 905338

Cordova is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States.

The village lies a short distance off the "High Road to Taos, NM State Road 76, between Chimayo and Truchas.

Its population was 414 as of the 2010 census. Cordova has a post office with ZIP code 87523, which opened on March 26, 1900. Cordova is well known for wood carvers.

Cordova was the scene of a serigraph completed 1946-1947 on wove paper, "Street in Cordova, New Mexico" made by noted Oregon born printmaker Norma Bassett Hall (d. 1957) Size 8.875 x 11.5 in. Held in 2015 by the Lockhart Family Collection. It features a view up to the Pecos mountains from a street scene containing a narrow adobe dwelling lined street, three adults and a child, and the rear and steeple of the church. The scene is awash in light with predominant beige and white tones.

Pop culture

Great States, an American alternative rock band, has a song entitled "Cordova, NM" on their debut album, Gatsby.

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