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Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Santa Fe (/ˌsæntə ˈf, ˈsæntə f/ SAN-tə FAY, - fay; Spanish: [santaˈfe], Spanish for 'Holy Faith'; Tewa: Oghá P'o'oge, Tewa for 'white shell water place'; Northern Tiwa: Hulp'ó'ona; Navajo: Yootó, Navajo for 'bead + water place') is the capital of the U.S. state of New Mexico. The name "Santa Fe" means 'Holy Faith' in Spanish, and the city's full name as founded remains La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís ('The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi').[5][6]

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Santa Fe
Ogha P'o'ogeh
La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís
Official logo of Santa Fe
Etymology: Spanish for "Holy Faith"
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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
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountySanta Fe
Founded1610; 413 years ago (1610)
Founded byPedro de Peralta
Named forSt. Francis of Assisi
  MayorAlan Webber (D)
  City Council
  City52.34 sq mi (135.57 km2)
  Land52.23 sq mi (135.28 km2)
  Water0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
Elevation6,998 ft (2,133 m)
  Density1,675.28/sq mi (646.83/km2)
154,823 (Santa Fe MSA)
1,162,523 (Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas CSA)
Demonym(s)Santa Fean; Santafesino, -na
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
  Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP Codes
Area code505
FIPS code35-70500
GNIS feature ID936823[3]
Primary airportAlbuquerque International Sunport
ABQ (Major/International)
Secondary airportSanta Fe Regional Airport-
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With a population of 87,505 at the 2020 census, it is the fourth-largest city in New Mexico.[7] It is also the county seat of Santa Fe County. Its metropolitan area is part of the Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas combined statistical area, which had a population of 1,162,523 in 2020. Human settlement dates back thousands of years in the region.[8] The placita was founded in 1610 as the capital of Nuevo México. It replaced the previous capital, San Juan de los Caballeros, near modern Española, at San Gabriel de Yungue-Ouinge,[9] which makes it the oldest state capital in the United States. It is also at the highest altitude of any of the U.S. state capitals, with an elevation of 7,199 feet (2,194 m).[10]

Santa Fe is widely considered one of the country's great art cities,[11][12] due to its many art galleries and installations, and it is recognized by UNESCO's Creative Cities Network. Its cultural highlights include Santa Fe Plaza, the Palace of the Governors, the Fiesta de Santa Fe, numerous restaurants featuring distinctive New Mexican cuisine, and performances of New Mexico music. Among its many art galleries and installations are the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, a gallery by cartoonist Chuck Jones, and newer art collectives such as Meow Wolf. The cityscape is known for its adobe-style Pueblo Revival and Territorial Revival architecture.[13]