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Santa Fe
Santa Fe County, New Mexico

ZipCodes
87501, 87505

Motto
"The City Different"



Page Contents for Santa Fe, New Mexico

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Santa Fe is approximately 67,879 1998, 67947 2010.
The approximate number of families is 24,681 1990, 31895 2010.
The amount of land area in Santa Fe is 94.788 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Santa Fe is 37.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.194 sq kilometers.
The distance from Santa Fe to Washington DC is 1656 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Santa Fe is positioned 35.67 degrees north of the equator and 105.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Santa Fe elevation is 6,718 feet above sea level.
Santa Fe per capita income is $ 26,319 1997.
Santa Fe median income is $ 39,000 1999.
Santa Fe average annual rainfall is 14 inches per year
Santa Fe average annual precipitation is 15.24 inches peryear.
Santa Fe average annual snowfall is 32 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 40-50 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 70-80 degrees F.

Location

north of Albuquerque in north-central New Mexico.
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Climate


seasonal. There are about 300 days of sunshine average each year. . Santa Fe has about 30 5o 34 inches of snowfall each year. The first frost is usually about October 10th and the last frost around 1 May. The prevailing winds are about 7 mph.
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Weather


beautiful! Santa Fe is dry, normally with less than 40% humidity. Even summer nights can be cool. Winter highs average about 45 degrees F. with average lows at about 14 degrees. Summer averages highs of 86.5 and lows of about 53 degrees.

Here is a weather page for Santa Fe.
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History & History Related Items

Indians have lived here for over 1,000 years! Santa Fe is the second oldest city in the United States.

Don Pedro de Paralta was appointed Governor and Capitan General of New Mexico by the Viceroy of New Spain on 30 March 1609. He was to go to New Mexico with other soldiers and priests and to found the Villa of Santa Fe.

New Mexico was brought into the United States in 1846. At that time, the Catholic Church sent Archbishop John Lamy to reorganize the religious practices of the territory. Religion continues to play a large part in the Santa Fe area. The original name for the city was "La Villa de la Santa Fe San Francisco de Assisi," or in english, "The Royal City of the Holy Faith of Saint Francis of Assisi."

Santa Fe has been the capital under four different flags since 1610: Spain, Mexico, the U.S. Confederacy and the United States. The influence of many different cultures can especially be seen in the architecture. The adobe is from the Moors. The eastern styles and materials from the Anglos. There are many old, historic buildings in Santa Fe, such as the Miraculous Winding Staircase at the Loretto Chapel or the San Miguel Mission - the oldest church in the United States. Santa Fe has also become a cultural center for the region. The Santa Fe Fiesta has been celebrated since 1769. It remains a center for craftsmen and artisans to this day.

New Mexico gained statehood in 1912 and Santa Fe has been the capital city since statehood.

Here is a history page for Santa Fe.
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The founding of Santa Fe

1607


Attractions

Learn all about Santa Fe at this city website
Santa Fe is the oldest capital in the United States.

The official Fiesta de Santa Fe site.
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Santa Fe City Government

the City of Santa Fe

Santa Fe Chamber

Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
8380 Cerrillos Road #302
Santa Fe Premium Outlets
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1928
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505-983-7317
Fax: 505-984-2205
Email
Visit www.santafechamber.com to access over 1200 Chamber member businesses and to order visitor and relocation information.
Please shop locally to show support for your community

Santa Fe Organizations

Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce
8380 Cerrillos Road #302
Santa Fe Premium Outlets
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1928
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505-983-7317
Fax: 505-984-2205
Email
Visit www.santafechamber.com to access over 1200 Chamber member businesses and to order visitor and relocation information.
Please shop locally to show support for your community

Santa Fe Schools

The College of Santa Fe
1600 St. Michael's Drive
Phone: 505 473-6133


St. John's College
1160 Camino0 de la Cruz Blanca
Phone: 505 984-6000


Santa Fe Community College
S. Richards Avenue
Phone: 505 471-8200 Santa Fe

Miscellany

The population of Santa Fe was:
1990 - 56,537
1998 - 67,879

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