Chamita, New Mexico

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Chamita, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Chamita is located in New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°04′13″N 106°05′49″W / 36.07028°N 106.09694°W / 36.07028; -106.09694Coordinates: 36°04′13″N 106°05′49″W / 36.07028°N 106.09694°W / 36.07028; -106.09694
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
 • Total 3.902 sq mi (10.11 km2)
 • Land 3.851 sq mi (9.97 km2)
 • Water 0.051 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation 5,725 ft (1,745 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 870
 • Density 220/sq mi (86/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s) 505
GNIS feature ID 899579[2]

Chamita is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 870 as of the 2010 census.[1] New Mexico State Road 74 passes through the community. During its earlier years, the community was known as San Pedro De Chamita and served as the first County Seat for Rio Arriba county.


Chamita is located at 36°04′13″N 106°05′49″W / 36.0703003°N 106.0969681°W / 36.0703003; -106.0969681.[2] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 3.902 square miles (10.11 km2); 3.851 square miles (9.97 km2) of its area is land, and 0.051 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[1] Both the Rio Grande and the Rio Chama flow through the community. The two rivers converge south of the area.