San Luis Potosí, San Luis Potosí

This airticle is aboot the Mexican ceety. For the state o the same name, see San Luis Potosí.

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.

San Luis Potosí
Ceety & Municipality
Banner o San Luis Potosí
Banner
Offeecial seal o San Luis Potosí
Seal
Eik-name(s): 
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
CountryMexico
StateSan Luis Potosí
Foondit3 November 1592
Govrenment
 • MayorLuis Miguel Ávalos Oyervides
Area
 • Municipality385 km2 (149 sq mi)
Elevation
1,850 m (6,070 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Municipality685,934
 • Metro
1,040,822
 • Demonym
Potosino (a)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Wabsteidhttp://www.ayuntamientoslp.gob.mx

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 ceetiesEedit

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

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Historia de la Ciudad". Retrieved 15 March 2011.
  2. "Ciudades Hermanas de San Luis Potosí". Retrieved 15 March 2011.

Freemit airtinsEedit