Introduction of Santa Fe
Santa Fe is the capital of the State of New Mexico, and is located in the northern part of the state. It has a population of approximately 67,000 people within an 85k㎡ area and is about 2100m above sea level. The climate is dry and calm, making things pleasant for about 300 days a year. During the winter season, the mountains are covered with snow and ski areas are opened. Founded in 1607, Santa Fe became the capital of the “Kingdom of New Mexico” in 1610 as a colony of Spain. It has remainded the capital of New Mexico ever since. New Mexico entered the United States officially as a state in 1912.
The Palace of the Governors, built in 1609-10, is the oldest occupied public building in the United States. Given that Santa Fe is a center of government, public officials make up nearly one-forth of its workforce.
Previously home to many Pueblo Indians, Santa Fe is a mecca of traditional Southwestern culture. Arts, sightseeing and science industry are popular and it is said Santa Fe is the third artistic market following Los Angeles, California. There are many arts and crafts shops and about 200 art galleries, as well as 8 museums. Many internationally known artists gather there, some even choosing to live there full time. Theater, dance, and music are also popular. People can enjoy events such as the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Indian Spanish Market.
City of Santa Fe Homepage
- 津山市 地域づくり推進室
- 〒708-8501岡山県津山市山北520 市役所3階