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Santa Fe, Granada

Santa Fe is a Spanish municipality in the province of Granada, situated in the Vega de Granada, irrigated by the river Genil. The town was originally built by the Catholic armies besieging Granada (c. 1490) after a fire destroyed much of their encampment. The Capitulations of Santa Fe between Columbus and the Catholic Monarchs were signed there shortly after the fall of Granada (2 January 1492) on 17 April 1492, and the city therefore advertises itself as "the cradle of hispanicity".[2]

Santa Fe
Flag of Santa Fe
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Coat of arms of Santa Fe
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Location of Santa Fe
Location of Santa Fe
Santa Fe is located in Spain
Santa Fe
Santa Fe
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 37°11′21″N 3°43′4″W / 37.18917°N 3.71778°W / 37.18917; -3.71778Coordinates: 37°11′21″N 3°43′4″W / 37.18917°N 3.71778°W / 37.18917; -3.71778
Country Spain
Autonomous community Andalusia
ProvinceGranada
ComarcaVega de Granada
Judicial districtSanta Fe
CommonwealthVega Baja de Granada
Government
 • AlcaldeSergio Bueno Illescas (2007) (PSOE)
Area
 • Total38.20 km2 (14.75 sq mi)
Elevation
582 m (1,909 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total14,986
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Santaferino, -na
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
18320
Official language(s)Spanish
WebsiteOfficial website

The municipality is jointly-eponymous with Santa Fe, New Mexico in the United States.[3][4] Both cities feature a castle, lion, and the Spanish imperial eagle on their official seals and flags.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Municipal Register of Spain 2018". National Statistics Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Pueblos de Granada: Santa Fe". turgranada.es. Retrieved 10 October 2018. Santa Fe is known as the ‘Hispanic cradle’. It was the town where the Reconquista culminated and where the Capitulations of Santa Fe were signed, a treaty securing the funding for the journey which led to the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, the explorer from Genoa.
  3. ^ a b "Santa Fe de la Vega & Granada, Spain | City of Santa Fe, New Mexico". www.santafenm.gov. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  4. ^ a b Bonner, John; Curtis, George William; Alden, Henry Mills; Conant, Samuel Stillman; Schuyler, Montgomery; Foord, John; Davis, Richard Harding; Schurz, Carl; Nelson, Henry Loomis (1890). Harper's Weekly. Harper's Magazine Company.
  5. ^ "Santa Fe de la Vega & Granada, Spain | City of Santa Fe, New Mexico". www.santafenm.gov. Retrieved 10 October 2018.
  6. ^ "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Retrieved 2013-12-26.