Albuquerque AL-bə-kur-kee; in Navajo Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil, pronounced [pèːʔèltíːl tɑ̀xsɪ̀nɪ̀l], Arawageeki in Keres; Vakêêke in Jemez Towa; Gołgéeki in Jicarilla Apache) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. The high-elevation city serves as the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the north central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population is 559,277 as of the July 1, 2016 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau, and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. The Albuquerque metropolitan statistical area has a population of 909,906 according to the United States Census Bureau's most recently available estimate for 2016. Albuquerque is the 60th-largest United States metropolitan area.