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Santa Fe, New Mexico (NM)

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Where is the Capital of New Mexico?
The Map of New Mexico (NM) shows the location of the state capital in the "Land of Enchantment". New Mexico has 33 counties, and the capital of the State is Santa Fe. On a map, the capital city is always indicated by a star. Interesting fun facts about Santa Fe including its history, location, county, current population, size of the city and the nickname of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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The Map of New Mexico and map provides an outline of the state, which covers 121,593 square miles. The size of the state's capital city, Santa Fe, is 37.45 square miles. Test your recognition skills of the map of the state, and knowledge of its capital, with our State Maps Quiz Game.

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Where is Santa Fe?
The location of Santa Fe is in the north central part of the state, on the Santa Fe River. It lies at the foot of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the northern Rio Grande valley. The city is located in Santa Fe county, New Mexico.

Capital of New Mexico - Santa Fe
Each of the 50 states have their own capital city. The city of Santa Fe is the capital of the state. The capital does not have to be the largest city in the state, but is usually centrally located either geographically or by population.

The capital is the prominent city, in a political sense, as being the seat of the general government of the state where the state legislature, senate, governor, mayor and other state offices are located.

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Where is New Mexico? (NM)

The State of New Mexico is located the south west United States on the Mexican border.


History & Facts on Santa Fe, the Capital of New Mexico
The History and Fast, fun facts about Santa Fe, the capital city of New Mexico:

History & Facts about Santa Fe, New Mexico - Fast Fact Sheet

Fact 1: The Capital of the State of New Mexico is Santa Fe, although the largest city is Albuquerque. It is the oldest capital city in the United States

Fact 2: The state of New Mexico covers 121,593 square miles and the size of the capital of Santa Fe is 37.45 square miles

Fact 3: The population of the capital city of Santa Fe, New Mexico is 69,204. Santa Fe Nickname "The City Different"

Fact 4: It is the county seat of Santa Fe county, New Mexico

Fact 5 on History: Santa Fe was founded in 1609 by the Spanish. The name 'Santa Fe' means “holy faith” in Spanish

Fact 6 on History: The Spanish colonists were driven out in the Pueblo revolt of 1680 but returned under Diego de Vargas in 1692.

Fact 7 on History: In 1821 Mexico gained independence from Spain and trade with the United States developed via the Santa Fe Trail

Fact 8 on History: The Santa Fe Trail was an important route for wagon trains covering 780 miles from the city of Independence in Missouri to Santa Fe

Fact 9 on History: In 1846, New Mexico became a U.S. territory.

Fact 10 on History: It is a major tourist centre noted for Native Indian and Mexican handicrafts

History & Facts about Santa Fe, New Mexico - Fast Fact Sheet

Facts about the Population of Santa Fe, New Mexico
The number of people, or the population of the capital city of Santa Fe, New Mexico obviously changes constantly but the government statistics for the 2012 population of Santa Fe was 69,204, which provides a good indication of the number of inhabitants of the city.

Santa Fe, New Mexico - Homework Help for Kids
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Capital of New Mexico - Santa Fe

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