Salinas de Hidalgo

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Salinas de Hidalgo
Nickname(s): Cochinillas
Salinas SLP localidades.svg
Coordinates: 27°38′N 101°43′W / 27.633°N 101.717°W / 27.633; -101.717Coordinates: 27°38′N 101°43′W / 27.633°N 101.717°W / 27.633; -101.717
Country Mexico
State San Luis Potosí
Founded September 8, 1596
Elevation 2,075 m (6,808 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,821
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

Salinas de Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Mexico also known as Salinas del Peñón Blanco, is a small town located in the northwestern part of the state. It is the seat of Salinas municipality in Mexico.

It attracts a variety of tourists because of its historical contents, and quality of being. It is believed that at one time it used to belong to the colonial state Zacatecas, but even today, people still argue whether it was.[1] It is a state that is surrounded by ranches and places that seem of interest because of its mass in culture, and religious values. Salinas is also known for its beautiful mountain range outside on the eastern part of the town.


  1. ^ "Lonely Planet". Tourist Information. Lonely Planet. Retrieved 13 November 2013.