Gallina, New Mexico

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Gallina, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Gallina, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Gallina, New Mexico
Gallina, New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°13′42″N 106°49′08″W / 36.22833°N 106.81889°W / 36.22833; -106.81889Coordinates: 36°13′42″N 106°49′08″W / 36.22833°N 106.81889°W / 36.22833; -106.81889
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyRio Arriba
 • Total4.509 sq mi (11.68 km2)
 • Land4.505 sq mi (11.67 km2)
 • Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
7,585 ft (2,312 m)
 • Total286
 • Density63/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)505
GNIS feature ID923601[3]

Gallina is a census-designated place in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 286 as of the 2010 census. Gallina has a post office with ZIP code 87017.[4][5] New Mexico State Road 96 passes through the community.

Gallina is derived from the Spanish word gallina, meaning "hen", and used figuratively to denote a coward.[6]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Gallina". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 133.