Carlsbad, New Mexico

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Carlsbad (/ˈkɑːrlzbæd/ KARLZ-bad) is a city in and the county seat of Eddy County, New Mexico, United States.[4] As of the 2020 census, the city population was 32,238.[5] Carlsbad is centered at the intersection of U.S. Routes 62/180 and 285, and is the principal city of the Carlsbad-Artesia Micropolitan Statistical Area, which has a total population of 55,435. Located in the southeastern part of New Mexico, Carlsbad straddles the Pecos River and sits at the eastern edge of the Guadalupe Mountains.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
Eddy County CourthouseCarlsbad Museum and Art Center (l)Carlsbad Library (r)Carlsbad Municipal Building
Eddy County Courthouse
Carlsbad Museum and Art Center (l)
Carlsbad Library (r)
Carlsbad Municipal Building
Official seal of Carlsbad, New Mexico
The Cavern City
The Pearl on the Pecos
Location in the state of New Mexico
Location in the state of New Mexico
Carlsbad, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Location in New Mexico
Carlsbad, New Mexico is located in the United States
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Carlsbad, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 32°24′43″N 104°14′11″W
CountryFlag_of_the_United_States.svg United States
StateFlag_of_New_Mexico.svg New Mexico
Founded1888 (as Eddy)
Incorporated1893 (as Eddy)
1899 (as Carlsbad)
  TypeMayor-council government
  MayorDale Janway
  City Council
  State House
  State Senate
State Senators
  U.S. House
  Total31.79 sq mi (82.34 km2)
  Land31.52 sq mi (81.63 km2)
  Water0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
Elevation3,127 ft (953 m)
  Density1,022.91/sq mi (394.94/km2)
Time zoneUTC−07:00 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−06:00 (MDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code575
FIPS code35-12150
GNIS feature ID2409985[2]
Primary airportCavern City Air Terminal

Carlsbad is a hub for potash mining, petroleum production, and tourism. Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located 20 miles (32 km) southwest of the city, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park lies 54 miles (87 km) southwest across the Texas border. The Lincoln National Forest is to the northwest of town.