city and state in central México.


Capital of the state of San Luis Potosí, it was founded in 1583. It was the seat of Benito Juárez' government during the French Intervention (1861-1867). It was also in San Luis Potosí where Fransisco Madero drew up his Plan of San Luis Potosí (1910), the document which contained the goals for the Mexican Revolution (including the No Reelection Clause). Population (1990) = 489,238; (2000 estimate) = 628,134


Bounded on the south by Guanajuato, Querétaro and Hidalgo, on the east by Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz, on the north by Coahuila, and on the west by Zacatecas. The state is rich with silver (it is home to some of the richest silver mines in México. Population (1980) = 1,673,893; (1990) = 2,003,187; (2000 estimate) = 2,296,363

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