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San Luis Potosí

San Luis Potosi (San Luis Potosí in the Spanish Language) is a state in Mexico, as well as the name of the capital city of the state.

The State of San Luis Potosí has an area of 62,848 km square. It is in the north-central part of the republic, bordered by the Mexican states of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, and Zacatecas. In 2003 the estimated state population was 2,353,000 people. ISO 3166-2 is MX-SLP.

It is divided into the municipalities of Aguascalientes, Asientos, Calvillo, Cosío, Jesús María, Pabellón de Arteaga, Rincón de Romos, San José de Gracia, Tepezalá, San Francisco de los Romo, and El Llano.

In addition to the city of San Luis Potosí, the state includes the cities of Ciudad Valles[?], Matehuala[?], and Río Verde[?].

The native peoples of the state include the Huastec and Chichimec[?].

The City of San Luis Potosí The City of San Luis Potosí is located in the south-central part of the state at 22.16°N, 100.98°W. In 1995 the city had a population of 625,466.

A Franciscan Mission was established here in 1583, and the city founded in 1592. The city grew rapidly thanks to the rich gold and silver mines in the era. The Spanish Colonial era Church of Carmen has a fascade that is considered one of the finest in Mexico. For a time in 1863 during the French invasion of Mexico, San Luis Potosí served as the capital of the republican government of Mexico of President Benito Juarez. The Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí is in the city.

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