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San·ta Fe(săn′tə fā′)
1. (also sän′tä fĕ′) A city of northeast Argentina on the Salado River northwest of Buenos Aires. Founded in 1573, it is a port with various light industries.
2. The capital of New Mexico, in the north-central part of the state northeast of Albuquerque. The Spanish established a settlement here c. 1609 on the site of ancient Native American ruins and developed it as a trade center over the next 200 years. Occupied by US forces in 1846, it became territorial capital in 1851 and state capital in 1912.
1. (Placename) a city in N central New Mexico, capital of the state: one of the oldest European settlements in North America, founded in 1610 as the capital of the Kingdom of New Mexico; developed trade with the US by the Santa Fe Trail in the early 19th century. Pop: 66 476 (2003 est)
2. (Placename) an inland port in E Argentina, on the Salado River: University of the Littoral (1920). Pop: 492 000 (2005 est)
the capital of New Mexico, in the N part: founded c1605. 59,300.
San′ta Fe′an, n., adj.
a city in E Argentina. 406,388.