Santa Fe (Granada)

Santa Fe is a city in Spain with 15,323 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2013) and is located in the Vega de Granada, 10 km (airline ) west of the city of Granada.


Santa Fe developed from the fortified camp, which the Catholic Monarchs in 1491 had applied to the siege of the Moorish city of Granada.

Here the surrender of Santa Fe was founded on April 17, 1492 signed with the Spanish King and Queen Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon the navigator Christopher Columbus conveying the right to seek a sea route to India and him to the Viceroy and Governor-General about all of it discovered areas made ​​.

After this city - whose name means Holy Faith in the German translation - the namesakes were named in other Spanish-speaking countries.

Population Development


  • Ecuador Ambato in Ecuador, since 1990
  • Baiona Spain in the province of Pontevedra ( Spain)
  • Briviesca Spain in the province of Burgos ( Spain), since 1998
  • Mexico Guanajuato in Mexico, since 1997
  • Peru Magdalena del Mar in Peru, since 1986
  • Nicaragua Ocotal in Nicaragua, since 1987
  • Spain Palos de la Frontera in Andalusia ( Spain), since 1982
  • Mexico San Miguel de Allende in Mexico, since 1985
  • Costa Rica Santa Cruz in the province of Guanacaste (Costa Rica), since 1988
  • Argentina Santa Fe in Argentina, since 1981
  • Cuba Santa Fe, Cuba, since 1984
  • United States Santa Fe in New Mexico ( USA), since 1983
  • Colombia Santa Fe de Bogotá in Colombia, since 1982
  • Santa Fe de Venezuela variety in Venezuela since 1989
  • Chile Valparaíso in Chile, since 1991
  • Portugal Vila do Bispo on the Algarve (Portugal ), since 2005
  • France Vire in Normandy (France), since 1988