Santa Fe, New Mexico

county seat city in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, USA and New Mexico federated state capital city

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").[3]

Santa Fe

Ogha P'o'ogeh
State capital of New Mexico
La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís, New Mexico
Santa Fe's downtown area
Flag of Santa Fe
Flag
Official logo of Santa Fe
Coat of Arms
Etymology: Founded as Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís (Spanish)
Nickname(s): 
The City Different
Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico
Santa Fe is located in New Mexico
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Location within New Mexico
Santa Fe is located in the United States
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Location within the United States
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 forSt. Francis of Assisi
Government
 • MayorAlan Webber (D)
 • City Council
Councilors
Area
 • City52.34 sq mi (135.57 km2)
 • Land52.23 sq mi (135.28 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
Elevation
7,199 ft (2,194 m)
Population
 • City67,947
 • Estimate 
(2019)
84,683
 • Density1,621.25/sq mi (625.97/km2)
 • Metro
144,170 (Santa Fe MSA)
1,146,049 (Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas CSA)
Demonym(s)Santa Fean; Santafesino, -na
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
87500-87599
Area code(s)505
FIPS code35-70500
GNIS feature ID936823
Primary AirportAlbuquerque International Sunport
ABQ (Major/International)
Secondary AirportSanta Fe Regional Airport-
KSAF (Public)
Websitewww.santafenm.gov

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

GeographyEdit

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.[4]

MuseumsEdit

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

Others are on Museum Hill:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  2. "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.
  3. "Santa Fe (New Mexico, United States) – Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  4. "Google Map of Santa Fe". nationsonline.org. Retrieved November 27, 2011.
  5. "Museum Hill homepage". Archived from the original on 2006-08-12. Retrieved 2020-12-30.
  6. "Museum of Spanish Colonial Art homepage".

Other websitesEdit