Discover Santa Fe, New Mexico

Discover Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Santa Fe, New Mexico:

  • is the highest state capital in the nation at 7,199 feet above sea level
  • is the oldest capital city in the US
  • enjoys 300+ days of sunshine each year
  • is home to 200+ art galleries, 400+ restaurants, 600+ nonprofit organizations, and 19 sensational museums
  • has the second highest per capita population of artists in the nation, and ranks #1 nationally in the number of “writers/authors” and “fine artists, art directors and animators” per capita
  • became the first UNESCO Creative City in the US in 2005, and the state of New Mexico boasts the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world
  • recently finished #1 for “Sense Of Place” in National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards
  • has 10 Sister Cities: Zhangjiajie, China; Holguin, Cuba; Sorrento, Italy; Tsuyama, Japan; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Parral, Mexico; Icheon, South Korea; Santa Fe de la Vega, Spain; Bukhara, Uzbekistan and Livingstone, Zambia
  • is home to:
    • emerging media pioneers Woody and Steina Vasulka who have been vital creative forces in the community since 1980
    • Meow Wolf, a a new form of storytelling that is one of the largest multimedia installations in the country and rated as one of the top 10 music venues in the US
    • CURRENTS NEW MEDIA, the premier media arts festival in the US, running nine years strong
    • SITE Santa Fe, which started the first international biennial in the US in 1995 and has been presenting innovative contemporary art ever since
    • The Santa Fe Institute, the complexity science capital of the world
    • The Santa Fe Opera, a one-of-a-kind venue for internationally renowned opera, routinely cited as one of the top outdoor performance venues in North America

New Mexico:

  • is the only official bilingual state in the US
  • has more PhDs per capita than any other state
  • established the first Meteoritics program in the world
  • has the largest professional film crew base between the coasts
  • is the only state where aliens have landed and some are rumored to reside
  • is home to:
    • 23 indigenous nations
    • more than 22 million acres of public land
    • 15 National Parks and Monuments
    • 46 National Historic Landmarks
    • 3 World Heritage Sites
    • the Green Chile Capital of the World
    • Smokey the Bear and his family
    • Billy the Kid
  • has a film industry that is over 100 years old and has produced more than 600 major productions, more than 200 of those since 2003
  • ranks 16th in the nation for solar production with 697 megawatts installed, 173,000 homes powered, and 2,521 jobs in the industry at 100 companies
  • largest employers include Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico State University, Intel, and Lockheed Martin
  • largest exports are:
    • Electronic integrated processors and controllers (23.9%)
    • ADP machine parts and accessories (18.4%)
    • Radar equipment (3.9%)
    • Voice/image transmitting & processing equipment (3.6%)