San Luis Potosí

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San Luis Potosí
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Country: Flag of Mexico Mexico
Population: 2,600,000
Seat: San Luis Potosí (city)
Licence Plate: San Luis Potosí

San Luis Potosí is a Mexican federal state located in the northeast of the country. It borders the states of Nuevo León and Tamaulipas to the northeast, Veracruz to the east, Hidalgo, Querétaro, Guanajuato to the south, and Zacatecas to the west. Its capital is the city of San Luis Potosí in the southwest. Other important cities include Matehuala in the north, Rioverde in the south, and Ciudad Valles in the southeast.

The western part of the state lies in semi-arid and desert climate zones, while the eastern part is tropical.

While San Luis Potosí has experienced some violent incidents, it is a rather safe state compared to its northern neighbours (despite the Mexican movie El Infierno about the Mexican Drug War having been filmed in the north of San Luis Potosí). Tourist destinations, such as Xilitla and the Huasteca Potosina region, as well as Real de Catorce remain frequently visited and are reasonably safe. Still, it's better to avoid standing at lonely places out of cities.