Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Santa Fe
State capital and city
Santa Fe's downtown area
Flag of Santa Fe
Flag
Etymology: Founded as La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís (Spanish)
Nickname(s): The City Different
Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Santa Fe is located in New Mexico
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Location in New Mexico, United States & North America
Santa Fe is located in the US
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Santa Fe (the US)
Santa Fe is located in North America
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Santa Fe (North America)
Coordinates: 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35.66722°N 105.96444°W / 35.66722; -105.96444Coordinates: 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35.66722°N 105.96444°W / 35.66722; -105.96444
Country United States
State New Mexico
CountySanta Fe
Founded1610
Founded byPedro de Peralta
Named forFrancis of Assisi
Government
 • MayorAlan Webber (D)
 • City Council
Area
 • City37.4 sq mi (96.9 km2)
 • Land37.3 sq mi (96.7 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation7,199 ft (2,194 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • City67,947
 • Estimate (2016)83,875
 • Density1,800/sq mi (700/km2)
 • Metro144,170 (Santa Fe MSA)
1,146,049 (Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas CSA)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes87500-87599
Area code(s)505
FIPS code35-70500
GNIS feature ID0936823
Websitewww.santafenm.gov

Santa Fe (English pronunciation: /ˌsæntəˈfeɪ/; Tewa: Ogha Po'oge, Navajo: Yootó) is the capital of the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state. It is the seat of Santa Fe County. Santa Fe (literally 'holy faith' in Spanish) had a population of 67,947 in the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Santa Fe County and is part of the larger Santa Fe-Española Combined Statistical Area. The city's full name when founded was "La Villa Real de la Santa Fé de San Francisco de Asís" ("The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi").[2]

In 1912, New Mexico became the United States of America's 47th state, with Santa Fe as its capital.

Geography[change | change source]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 37.4 square miles (96.9 km2), of which, 37.3 square miles (96.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (0.21%) is water.

Santa Fe is at 7,199 feet (2134 m) above sea level, making it the highest state capital in the United States.[3]

Museums[change | change source]

Santa Fe has many world-class museums. Many are around the historic downtown Plaza or close by:

Others are on Museum Hill:[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions: New Mexico 2000–2009". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2010-06-28. Archived from the original (CSV) on 2010-06-27. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  2. "Santa Fe (New Mexico, United States) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  3. "Google Map of Santa Fe". nationsonline.org. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  4. "Museum Hill homepage".
  5. "Museum of Spanish Colonial Art homepage".

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