San Nicolás Tolentino

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San Nicolás Tolentino
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality in San Luis Potosí
Location of the municipality in San Luis Potosí
San Nicolás Tolentino is located in Mexico
San Nicolás Tolentino
San Nicolás Tolentino
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 22°14′56″N 100°33′09″W / 22.24889°N 100.55250°W / 22.24889; -100.55250Coordinates: 22°14′56″N 100°33′09″W / 22.24889°N 100.55250°W / 22.24889; -100.55250
Country  Mexico
State San Luis Potosí
Established 1827
Area
 • Total 689.36 km2 (266.16 sq mi)
Elevation 1,460 m (4,790 ft)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 5,547
Time zone UTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

San Nicolás Tolentino is a municipality and town located in central San Luis Potosí, Mexico. The municipality was founded in 1614, and consists of many small towns and villages. Santa Catarina is the largest town in the municipality. In 1827, the Municipal Presidency was established in the town.

Geography[edit]

The municipality of San Nicolás Tolentino is located in the "Middle Zone" (Zona Media) of the state of San Luis Potosí, in the Sierra Madre Oriental. The land consists of high plains and mountains.[1]

It is bordered to the northwest by the municipality of Armadillo de los Infante; to the north by the municipality of Cerritos; to the northeast by the municipality of Villa Juárez; to the east by the municipality of Rioverde; to the southeast by the municipality of Ciudad Fernández; and to the southwest by the municipality of Zaragoza.[1]

Settlements[edit]

Settlements in the municipality, in addition to the town of San Nicolás Tolentino, include: Santa Catarina, La Barranca de San Joaquin, Los Morenos, Ojo de Agua, San José de Nogalitos,[2] and Ocampo.

Geology[edit]

The surface rocks consist mainly of Cretaceous sedimentary limestones, conglomerates, and sandy- limey- shales. There is some interbedded gypsum. These Cretaceous rocks are overlain in places by Neogene and Quaternary alluvial sediments with some volcanics.[1] There is a mercury mine in the municipality.[1]

Demographics[edit]

There are fifty-five settlements in the municipality.[1] As of 2009, the population was 5,547.[1]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture makes up most of San Nicolás Tolentino's economy.

Municipal Presidents[edit]

  • Doroteo Gómez Maldonado - 1949-1952
  • Onesimo Saldaña Ipiña - 1952-1955
  • José Crecencio Cárdenas Hernández - 1955-1958
  • Sulpicio Alvarez Torres - 1958 - 1961
  • Bernardo Ezquivel Hernández - 1961 - 1964
  • Alejendrino Ruiz Ruiz - 1964 - 1967
  • José Crecencio Cárdenas Hernández - 1967 - 1970
  • Teófilo Flores Torres - 1970 - 1973
  • Antonio Vázquez Ruiz y Abdon Nieto Torres - 1973 - 1976
  • José Gustavo Ruiz Pesina - 1976 - 1979
  • Apolonio Leal Ruiz - 1979 - 1982
  • José Gustavo Ruiz Pesina - 1982 - 1985
  • Luis Juárez Rosas - 1985 - 1988
  • Arnulfo Alvarez Rodríguez - 1988 - 1991
  • Sulpicio Arriaga Hernández - 1991 - 1994
  • Petra Martínez Avalos - 1994 - 1997
  • José Castillo Sifuentes - 1997 - 2000
  • Abelardo Saldaña Vargas - 2000 - 2003
  • José Asunción Pérez Nava - 2003 - 2006
  • Antonio González Maya - 2006 - 2009

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