is a town in Taos County
in the north-central region of New Mexico in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains,
incorporated in 1934. As of the 2010 census, its population was 5,716. Other
nearby communities includes Ranchos de Taos, Cañon, Taos Canyon, Ranchitos, El
Prado, and Arroyo Seco. The town is close to Taos Pueblo, the Native American
village and tribe from which it takes its name.
Taos is the county seat of Taos County. The English name Taos derives from the native Taos
language meaning "place of red willows"