Chama, NM


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Chama is a village in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,199 at the 2000 census.
Chama is located at 36°53′41″N 106°35′4″W / 36.89472°N 106.58444°W / 36.89472; -106.58444 (36.894777, -106.584406), on the Rio Chama, and is the western terminus of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Narrow-Gauge Railroad, which runs to Antonito Colorado, 64 miles to the East. It is a small village, but tourism is starting to help the town's economy.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.6 km²), all of it land.