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Ogha P'o'ogeh
La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís, New Mexico
Flag of Santa Fe
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Official logo of Santa Fe
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Etymology: Founded as Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís (Spanish)
Nickname(s): 
Location in Santa Fe County, New Mexico
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
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)
Time zoneUTC−7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
ZIP codes
87500-87599
FIPS code35-70500
GNIS feature ID936823
Primary AirportAlbuquerque International Sunport
ABQ (Major/International)
Secondary AirportSanta Fe Regional Airport-
KSAF (Public)
Websitewww.santafenm.gov

Santa Fe (how to say: /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]

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

Geography

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]

Museums

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

Others are on Museum Hill:[5]

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