Santa Fe

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The city of Santa Fe is the capital of the State of New Mexico. (USA)

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History

Santa Fe was founded as a military outpost around 1609 by Spanish explorers. [1] and is the oldest capital city in the United States. [2] [3]

Climate

Santa Fe usually has a dry, desert climate, with sunny weather, but winter months can bring cold weather and snow. The city's elevation is 7,000 feet above sea level, and covers 35 square miles in a valley near the Rio Grande river. The city sits at the southern base of the Rocky Mountains and is located between two Mountain ranges: the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the east and the Jemez Mountains to the west. [4]

Population

The population of Santa Fe is 72,056 inhabitants. [5] The residents are ethnically diverse, with a large number of peoples of Native American Indian descent and of Hispanic Origin. The Pueblo Indians are indigenous to the area, and other local Native American groups include the Comanche, Apache and Navajo. [6] [7]

Government

The Santa Fe City Council is the legislative authority of the city. The City Council is formed of 8 members, 2 members from each of the 4 districts. Each council member serves a 4 year term. The Mayor also serves a 4 year term of service. [8]

Transportation

The closest International Airport is Albuquerque International Sunport, located in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Santa Fe has a small municipal Airport with commercial flights from Denver, Colorado. [9]

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