San Luis Potosí (State)
|San Luis Potosí|
|Capital||San Luis Potosí|
|surface||60,983 km² (rank 15 )|
|population||2,785,718 (ranked 16 )|
|Population density||42.6 inhabitants per km²
Juan Manuel Carreras ( PRI )
PRI = 2
PRD = 2
PVEM = 1
PAN = 1
PT = 1
(7 federal constituencies)
PRD = 1
PAN = 2
Morena = 1
The state of San Luis Potosí [ san ˈlwis potoˈsi ], officially Free and Sovereign State of San Luis Potosí ( Spanish Estado Libre y Soberano de San Luis Potosí ), is located in the north-central part of Mexico . It borders Zacatecas and Nuevo León in the north, Tamaulipas in the northeast, Veracruz in the southeast, Hidalgo , Querétaro and Guanajuato in the south, Jalisco in the southwest and Zacatecas in the west. With an area of almost 61,000 km², the state has a population of around 2.8 million (2010).
The majority of the area is taken up by a high plateau with a dry climate. Typical representatives of the vegetation are yucca , agaves , cactus plants (including nopal prickly pear cacti , organ cacti, peyote ) and mesquites , in the temperate zones also oaks and pines . The highest elevation reaches 3180 m. To the east, the state's landscape slopes down to the coast and forms part of the humid tropical Huasteca region . The lowest point is 100 m above sea level.
In addition to the capital San Luis Potosí , Soledad de Graciano Sánchez , Ciudad Valles , Matehuala and Rioverde are important. The mining town of Real de Catorce , located in a valley, is of tourist interest .
The state of San Luis Potosí is divided into 58 municipalities .