Santa Fe, New Mexico


Santa Fe
City in the United States
State New Mexico
County Santa Fe County
Coordinates 35°40’N, 105°58’WL
Surface 96.9 km²
– country 96.7 km²
– water 0.2 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(905 inhabitant/km²)
Mayor Alan Webber (D)

According to jibin123, Santa Fe is the capital of the US state of New Mexico and the capital of Santa Fe County. As is often the case with state capitals in the United States, it is not the most important or largest city in the state. Santa Fe has a population of 84,099 (2015).

Santa Fe is best known for its beautiful nature and landscape. The place is also known thanks to the railway company Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, simply called the Santa Fe. The main line of this company – part of the BNSF Railway since 1996 – runs through Lamy, a town located south of the city of Santa Fe: it was easier to build the line through Lamy than through Santa Fe, which is surrounded by hills. Later on, a railway was built from Lamy to Santa Fe.

Santa Fe means Holy Faith in Spanish. It was founded in 1607 by Juan Martínez de Montoya. The full name of the city was La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís: the royal city of the holy faith of Francis of Assisi. Santa Fe became the capital of the province of Santa Fe de Nuevo México. In 1821 Mexico became independent and had to cede it to the United States in 1848.

The Barrio De Analco Historic District contains some of the oldest buildings in the United States. So is the Mission of San Miguel, the oldest church in the country. In the town is a small congregation of the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland.

Partner cities

  • Bukhara (Uzbekistan)
  • Parral (Mexico)
  • Santa Fe (Spain)
  • Sorrento (Italy)
  • Tsuyama (Japan)
  • Zhangjiajie (China)
  • Holguin (Cuba)
  • Livingstone (Zambia)
  • Icheon (South Korea)
  • San Miguel de Allende (Mexico)

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within a 10-mile radius of Santa Fe.

Santa Fe

  • Agua Fria (4 km)
  • Canada de los Alamos (13 km)
  • Eldorado at Santa Fe (15 km)
  • La Cienega (15 km)
  • Tesuque (10 km)

Born in Santa Fe

  • Anna Gunn (1968), actress
  • Julia Lee (1975), actress
  • Olivia O’Lovely (1976), porn actress
  • Jeremy Ray Valdez (1980), actor

Santa Fe, New Mexico