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San Mateo, New Mexico
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Coordinates: 35°19′53″N 107°38′35″W / 35.33139°N 107.64306°W / 35.33139; -107.64306Coordinates: 35°19′53″N 107°38′35″W / 35.33139°N 107.64306°W / 35.33139; -107.64306
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Cibola
7,313 ft (2,229 m)
 • Total 161
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 505
FIPS code 35-35006
GNIS feature ID 910660

San Mateo is a census-designated place in Cibola County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 161 at the 2010 census.

The community has a Catholic church, a Baptist church, a Morada, a cemetery, and an old abandoned elementary school. It is also coined "the Uranium Capital of the World".


San Mateo is located at 35°19′53″N 107°38′35″W / 35.331423°N 107.643110°W / 35.331423; -107.643110 (35.331423, -107.643110). The community is 25 miles (40 km) from Grants, the largest city in Cibola County. It overlooks Mount Taylor. San Mateo lies 7313 feet (2229 m) above sea level.

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