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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Santa Fe – New Mexico

Santa Fe – Earliest known Settlement

Hotel Santa Fe
Santa Fe city was originally occupied by Pueblo Indian villages which date back from 1050 to 1150 and the earliest known settlements is presently the downtown Santa Fe which came after 900. Cluster of home which centred around the present day site of Plaza and spreading over half a mile to the south and west across the village known as Ogapoge was originally built by a Native American group and the Santa Re River provided water to the people living in that vicinity.

The Santa Fe River is also a seasonal waterway that was a year round stream till the 1700s. By 2007, the river was recognized as the most dangerous river in the United States according to the conservation group of American Rivers.

Highest State Capital

Santa Fe is located at 7,199 feet above sea level making it the highest state capital of the United States of New Mexico and is the fourth largest city in the state and also the seat of Santa Fe County. Santa Fe means the holy faith in Spanish which had a population of around 69,204 in the year 2012 and is also the oldest capital city in the United States.

Moreover it is the principal city of Metropolitan Statistical Area that covers all of Santa Fe County besides being a part of the larger Albuquerque-Santa Fe Las Vegas combine Statistical Area. When the city was founded, it full name was La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asis – The Royal Town of the Holy Faith of St. Francis of Assisi.

Open Landscape of Sand Mining

During the Spanish colonial era and towards the 1st century of independent Mexico, the town of Santa Fe at that time had open landscape of sand mining activity which had been divided between the towns of San Pedro Tlaltenango Cuajimalpa, San Mateo, Santa Fe and Santa Lucia. Santa Fe was moreover connected by the former royal road connected by Tacubaya to Toluca and the royal road was at the present avenue known as Cuajimalpa Arteago and Salazar in the Sierra de las Cruces which continues with the current route of the federal interstate highway joining Mexico City to Toluca.

Santa Fe has mainly high-rise buildings which surround a large shopping mall and is currently the third largest mall in Latin America – Centro Santa Fe and the district also has a residential area with three college campuses besides other facilities. The atmosphere, food, open spaces and the architecture here is amazing which can take a full day to explore the places of interest at this destination.

Chilly Winters and Warm Summers

The climate of Santa Fe is a semi-arid climate with chilly winters and very warm summers with the average 24 hour temperature in the city ranging from 30.3 degree F. in December to 70.1 degree F. in July. Due to the relative aridity and elevation, the averagediurnal temperature exceeds to 25 degree F; every month and most part of the year at 30 degree F.

It receives around six to eight snowfalls each year between November and April and the heaviest rainfall is experienced in July and August along with the arrival of the North American Monsoon.

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