Facts About Gallup
Gallup is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States
The city was founded in 1881 as a railhead for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.
Gallup is located at 35°31′41″N 108°44′33″W.
The city was named after David Gallup, a paymaster for the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.
Gallup is known as the “Heart of Indian Country” or “The Heart of Indians” because it is on the edge of the Navajo reservation and is home to members of many other tribes as well.
the city has a total area of 13.4 square miles (35 km2), all land.
Gallup has been named America’s most Patriotic Small Town by Rand McNally.
The estimated population of Gallup is 21,854, as of 2019.
Gallup hosts the second-largest Balloon Rally in the state each December with over 200 Balloons.
On November 2, 2015, BNSF honoured the city with its BNSF Railway Heritage Community Award for embracing their past, present and future ties to freight rail.