Profile for Los Alamos, New Mexico, NM
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Los Alamos is in Los Alamos County.
It is the county seat.
The community name derives from Spanish for "the cottonwoods."
The latitude of Los Alamos is 35.888N. The longitude is -106.306W.
It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,742 feet.
Los Alamos is in the Santa Fe National Forest.
Site of the Manhattan Project, which produced the first atomic bomb. The head of the project, J. Robert Oppenheimer, brought in other well-known scientists, such as Enrico Fermi and Edward Teller.
Los Alamos received national attention for May 2000 fires, caused by a control burn set by the National Park Service.
Filming location for:
· 1988 movie, "The Milagro Beanfield War"
· 1983 movie, "Silkwood"
· 1996 movie, "Infinity"
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Los Alamos County Historical Museum, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Bradbury Science Museum
Colleges and universities:
University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Campus
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Historic districts in Los Alamos include Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory ... View historic districts
Libraries in Los Alamos include Los Alamos County Library, White Rock Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Los Alamos include Los Alamos Monitor
Los Alamos County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Los Alamos political report.
Hotels in Los Alamos include Best Western Hilltop House Hotel, Holiday Inn Express, Quality Inn & Suites, Winstay.
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