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El Duende, New Mexico
El Duende, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
El Duende, New Mexico
El Duende, New Mexico
Location in New Mexico
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
 • Total 1.483 sq mi (3.84 km2)
 • Land 1.469 sq mi (3.80 km2)
 • Water 0.014 sq mi (0.04 km2)
5,695 ft (1,736 m)
 • Total 707
 • Density 476.7/sq mi (184.07/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 505
GNIS feature ID 902820

El Duende is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 707 as of the 2010 census. The community is located at the junction of U.S. Routes 84/285 and New Mexico State Road 74. El Duende means "the dwarf" in Spanish, but how and why it adopted this moniker is unknown.


El Duende is located at 36°04′27″N 106°07′12″W / 36.0741889°N 106.1200240°W / 36.0741889; -106.1200240. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 1.483 square miles (3.84 km2); 1.469 square miles (3.80 km2) of its area is land, and 0.014 square miles (0.036 km2) is water.


It is in Española Public Schools. The comprehensive public high school is Española Valley High School.

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: El Duende (Nuevo México) para niños

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