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The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.

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Statistics & Facts

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).

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Santa Fe location: north of Albuquerque in north-central New Mexico.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Santa Fe is 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.
The weather in Santa Fe is 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.
Santa Fe average annual rainfall is 14 inches per year
Santa Fe average annual precipitation is 15.24 inches per year.
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.
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History & History Related Items

Santa Fe history:

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.
The founding of Santa Fe: 1607
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Santa Fe 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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