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San Luis Potosí
Ceety & Municipality
Official seal of San Luis Potosí
La Ciudad de los Jardínes
(Ceety o Gardens)
Location o San Luis Potosí in central-north Mexico
Location o San Luis Potosí in central-north Mexico
StateSan Luis Potosí
Foondit3 November 1592
 • MayorLuis Miguel Ávalos Oyervides
 • Municipality385 km2 (149 sq mi)
1,850 m (6,070 ft)
 • Municipality685,934
 • Metro
 • Demonym
Potosino (a)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)

San Luis Potosí, commonly cried SLP or simply San Luis, is the caipital o, and maist populous ceety in the Mexican state o San Luis Potosí. The ceety lee's at an elevation o 1,850 meters (6,070 feet). It haes an estimatit population o 735,886 inhabitants in the ceety proper, an a population o approximately 1,021,688 in its metropolitan aurie which is formit wi the neebour ceety o Soledad an some ither sma tounships inside the urban aurie. This maks the metropolitan aurie o Greater San Luis Potosí the tent lairgest in Mexico.

The ceety o San Luis Potosí is locatit in the wast-central pairt o the state o San Luis Potosí, at 22.16°N, 100.98°W. The municipality haes an aurie o 1,443.14 km² (557.2 sq mi).

The ceety is namit efter Louis IX o Fraunce (kent in Mexico as San Luis Rey de Francia an aw; Saunt Louis, Keeng o Fraunce), who is the ceety's patron saunt. Potosí wis addit in reference tae the fabulously rich mines o Potosí, Bolivie, discovered some fowerty years afore the ceety wis foondit, as the exploitation o siller an gowd mines in Cerro de San Pedro near San Luis wis the main raison for the foondin o the ceety in 1592.[1]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

San Luis Potosí haes the follaein sister ceeties in Mexico an abroad[2] :

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Historia de la Ciudad". Archived frae the original on 23 November 2010. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2011.
  2. "Ciudades Hermanas de San Luis Potosí". Archived frae the original on 25 Mey 2012. Retrieved 15 Mairch 2011.

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