Canova, New Mexico

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Canova, New Mexico
Canova is located in New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°09′33″N 105°59′06″W / 36.15917°N 105.98500°W / 36.15917; -105.98500Coordinates: 36°09′33″N 105°59′06″W / 36.15917°N 105.98500°W / 36.15917; -105.98500
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyRio Arriba
 • Total0.86 sq mi (2.24 km2)
 • Land0.84 sq mi (2.19 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
5,774 ft (1,760 m)
 • Total102
 • Density120.71/sq mi (46.60/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code505
GNIS feature ID904725[3]

Canova is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 118 as of the 2010 census.[4] The community is located on the west bank of the Rio Grande. It is named after the extensive irrigation in the area, as it means "sluice" in Spanish.[5]


Canova is located at 36°09′33″N 105°59′06″W / 36.1591896°N 105.9850213°W / 36.1591896; -105.9850213.[3] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 0.864 square miles (2.24 km2); 0.845 square miles (2.19 km2) of its area is land, and 0.019 square miles (0.049 km2) is water.[4]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[6][2]


It is in Española Public Schools.[7] The comprehensive public high school is Española Valley High School.


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 12, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Canova". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  4. ^ a b "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  5. ^ Julyan, Robert (1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press. p. 188. ISBN 0826316891.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  7. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Rio Arriba County, NM" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-07-30.