Espanola is a city primarily
in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, in the United States. A portion of the
central and eastern section of the city is in Santa Fe County. Española was
founded in 1880 as a railroad village and incorporated as a city in 1925. The
city is situated in an area Juan de Oñate declared a capital for Spain in 1598.
Española has been called the first capital city in America. At the 2010 census,
the city had a total population of 10,495. Española is within the Albuquerque –
Santa Fe – Las Vegas combined statistical area