The New Student's Reference Work/San Luis Potosi
San Luis Potosi (loo-es-po′tose′), capital of the Mexican state of the same name, stands on the edge of a table-land, 7,400 feet above the sea, 362 miles northwest of Mexico City. It is well-built, and contains a fine cathedral, a seminary, railroad workshops, a cotton-factory, and very large smelting works. There are silver mines near by. The city was founded in 1586, and in 1863 was the seat of Juarez's government. Population of the capital 82,946; of the state 624,748; the area of this being 25,316 square miles.