Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe's downtown area
Flag of Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Official seal of Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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
Santa Fe is located in New Mexico
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Location within New Mexico
Santa Fe is located in the US
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35°40′2″N 105°57′52″W / 35.66722; -105.96444New 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)
Elevation
7,199[1] ft (2,194 m)
Population
 • City67,947
 • Estimate 
(2016)[3]
83,875
 • Density1,800/sq mi (700/km2)
 • Metro
144,170 (Santa Fe MSA)
1,146,049 (Albuquerque-Santa Fe-Las Vegas CSA)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
87500-87599
Area code(s)505
FIPS code35-70500
www.santafenm.gov

Santa Fe (/ or /; Tewa: Oghá P'o'oge, Navajo: Yootó) is the capital of the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is the fourth-largest city in the state and the seat of Santa Fe County.

This area was occupied for at least several thousand years by indigenous peoples who built villages several hundred years ago, on the current site of the city. It was known by the Tewa inhabitants as Ogha Po'oge ("White Shell Water Place").[4] The city of Santa Fe, founded by Spanish colonists in 1610, is the oldest state capital in the United States. Santa Fe (meaning "holy faith" in Spanish) had a population of 69,204 in 2012. It is the principal city of a Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Santa Fe County and is part of the larger Albuquerque–Santa Fe–Las Vegas combined statistical area. 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]

Etymology

Before European colonization of the Americas, the area Santa Fe occupied between 900 CE and the 1500s was known to the Tewa peoples as Oghá P'o'oge ("White Shell Water Place") and by the Navajo people as Yootó.[7] In 1610, Juan de Oñate established the area as Santa Fe de Nuevo México–a province of New Spain.[7] Formal Spanish settlements were developed leading the colonial governor Pedro de Peralta to rename the area La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís (the Royal Town of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi).[7] The phrase "Santa Fe" is translated as "Holy Faith" in Spanish. Although more commonly known as Santa Fe, the city's full, legal name remains to this day as La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís.[7]

The standard Spanish variety pronounces it FAY as contextualized within the city's full, Spaniard name La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís.[8] However, due to the large amounts of tourism and immigration into Santa Fe, an English pronunciation of FAY is also commonly used.[8]

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Santa Fe (New Mexico)
беларуская: Санта-Фэ
corsu: Santa Fe
Cymraeg: Santa Fe
Diné bizaad: Yootó
estremeñu: Santa Fe
euskara: Santa Fe
हिन्दी: साण्टा फे
Bahasa Indonesia: Santa Fe, New Mexico
עברית: סנטה פה
kurdî: Santa Fe
latviešu: Santafē
Ligure: Santa Fe
मराठी: सांता फे
norsk: Santa Fe
پنجابی: سانٹا فے
саха тыла: Санта Фе
संस्कृतम्: सान्टा फ़े
Simple English: Santa Fe, New Mexico
کوردی: سانتا فێ
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Santa Fe, New Mexico
தமிழ்: சாந்தா பே
Taqbaylit: Santa Fe
Tiếng Việt: Santa Fe, New Mexico
žemaitėška: Santa Fė