HIWAY AMERICA -SANTA FE NEW MEXICO ROUTE 66 PART 7

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Santa Fe Fast Facts

Santa Fe is filled with fascinating facts

The history, culture, resources and real estate pages listed on Carol’s web site all provide you with valuable information. However, below we’ve given you a little factoid list that you may want to chew on. Quick facts to feed your brain and give you a little fodder for those times you stand by the water cooler and wanted to impress your coworkers!

  • Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico.
  • New Mexico is a state in the United States of America, having joined the U.S. in 1912.
  • You do not need a visa or passport to visit Santa Fe—unless you’re from a country outside the U.S.
  • Santa Fe means “Holy Faith” in Spanish. It is often called “the City Different”.
  • Santa Fe is located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 7,000 feet above sea level, with nearby peaks as high as 12,000 feet.
  • Santa Fe has plenty of sunshine, an average of 300 days each year. But it can snow as early as October and as late as May.
  • Santa Fe averages 14 inches of rainfall a year and 30–34 inches of snow.
  • You can ski from Thanksgiving to Easter.
  • Santa Fe is a community where 60,000 people live and work.
  • Santa Fe is the second oldest town in the U.S., founded in 1607 by the Spanish, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
  • Indians lived here long before Santa Fe was a town, more than 1,000 years ago.
  • Santa Fe has 5,700 hotel and motel rooms, as well as charming bed and breakfast inns.
  • Santa Fe has 200 restaurants, 250 art galleries, 50 Indian jewelry shops, 13 major museums, and a world–famous opera.
  • Santa Fe is one of the largest art markets in the world.
  • You will love visiting Santa Fe

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Santa Fe [1] , founded in 1607, is the capital of the state of New Mexico in the United States.  With an elevation of 7000 feet, it is not only the United States’ oldest state capital but its highest.  With a population of about 70,000, it’s not the most populous capital, but that’s part of its charm.  Santa Fe is consistently rated one of the world’s top travel destinations for its confluence of scenic beauty, long history (at least by American standards), cultural diversity, and extraordinary concentration of arts, music and fine dining.

Santa Fe is the capital of New Mexico.

  • New Mexico is a state in the United States of America, having joined the U.S. in 1912.
  • You do not need a visa or passport to visit Santa Fe—unless you’re from a country outside the U.S.
  • Santa Fe means “Holy Faith” in Spanish. It is often called “the City Different”.
  • Santa Fe is located in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 7,000 feet above sea level, with nearby peaks as high as 12,000 feet.
  • Santa Fe has plenty of sunshine, an average of 300 days each year. But it can snow as early as October and as late as May.
  • Santa Fe averages 14 inches of rainfall a year and 30–34 inches of snow.
  • You can ski from Thanksgiving to Easter.
  • Santa Fe is a community where 60,000 people live and work.
  • Santa Fe is the second oldest town in the U.S., founded in 1607 by the Spanish, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
  • Indians lived here long before Santa Fe was a town, more than 1,000 years ago.
  • Santa Fe has 5,700 hotel and motel rooms, as well as charming bed and breakfast inns.
  • Santa Fe has 200 restaurants, 250 art galleries, 50 Indian jewelry shops, 13 major museums, and a world–famous opera.
  • Santa Fe is one of the largest art markets in the world.
  • You will love visiting Santa Fe.

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