Salinas Victoria

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Salinas Victoria
Motto: Cultura, Fidelidad, Trabajo
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Coordinates: 25°58′N 100°18′W / 25.967°N 100.300°W / 25.967; -100.300Coordinates: 25°58′N 100°18′W / 25.967°N 100.300°W / 25.967; -100.300
Country Mexico
State Nuevo León
Founded No precise date, between 1586 or 1587
Government
 • Mayor Rebeca Lozano Débora (PRI Party (Mexico).svg PRI)
Area
 • City 1,334.20 km2 (515.14 sq mi)
Elevation 464 m (1,522 ft)
Population (2005)
 • City 27,848
 • Metro 3,664,334
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
Website http://www.salinasvictoria.gob.mx

Salinas Victoria, is a municipality located to in the center of the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. It shares borders with 11 municipalities including, to the north Villaldama and Sabinas Hidalgo; to the south Escobedo and Apodaca; to the east Higueras, Ciénega de Flores and General Zuazua; and finally to the west with Mina, Hidalgo, Abasolo and El Carmen.

Salinas Victoria's extension is 1,334.20 square kilometers. According to the 2005 census, it has a population of 27,848 people.[1]

Origin of the name[edit]

"Salinas" (Spanish for salt marshes) was chosen because the lands present saline characteristics. "Victoria" after the first Mexican president Guadalupe Victoria.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  2. ^ Government of Nuevo León, "Salinas Victoria"

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