Municipalities of San Luis Potosí

Map of Mexico with San Luis Potosí highlighted
Map of Mexico with San Luis Potosí highlighted

San Luis Potosí is a state in North Central Mexico that is divided into 58 municipalities.[1]

Municipalities in San Luis Potosi are administratively autonomous of the state according to the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico.[2] Every three years, citizens elect a municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) by a plurality voting system who heads a concurrently elected municipal council (ayuntamiento) responsible for providing all the public services for their constituents. The municipal council consists of a variable number of trustees and councillors (regidores y síndicos).[3] Municipalities are responsible for public services (such as water and sewerage), street lighting, public safety, traffic, supervision of slaughterhouses and the maintenance of public parks, gardens and cemeteries.[4] They may also assist the state and federal governments in education, emergency fire and medical services, environmental protection and maintenance of monuments and historical landmarks. Since 1984, they have had the power to collect property taxes and user fees, although more funds are obtained from the state and federal governments than from their own income.[4]

INEGI code Municipality Municipal seat
001 Ahualulco Ahualulco
002 Alaquines Alaquines
003 Aquismón Aquismón
004 Armadillo de los Infante Armadillo de los Infante
005 Axtla de Terrazas Axtla de Terrazas
006 Cárdenas Cárdenas
007 Catorce Real de Catorce
008 Cedral Cedral
009 Cerritos Cerritos
010 Cerro de San Pedro Cerro de San Pedro
011 Charcas Charcas
012 Ciudad del Maíz Ciudad del Maíz
013 Ciudad Fernández Ciudad Fernández
014 Ciudad Valles Ciudad Valles
015 Coxcatlán Coxcatlán
016 Ebano Ebano
017 El Naranjo El Naranjo
018 Guadalcázar Guadalcázar
019 Huehuetlán Huehuetlán
020 Lagunillas Lagunillas
021 Matehuala Matehuala
022 Matlapa Matlapa
023 Mexquitic de Carmona Mexquitic de Carmona
024 Moctezuma Moctezuma
025 Rayón Rayón
026 Rioverde Rioverde
027 Salinas Salinas de Hidalgo
028 San Antonio San Antonio
029 San Ciro de Acosta San Ciro de Acosta
030 San Luis Potosí San Luis Potosí
031 San Martín Chalchicuautla San Martín Chalchicuautla
032 San Nicolás Tolentino San Nicolás Tolentino
033 Santa Catarina Santa Catarina
034 Santa María del Río Santa María del Río
035 Santo Domingo Santo Domingo
036 San Vicente Tancuayalab San Vicente Tancuayalab
037 Soledad de Graciano Sánchez Soledad de Graciano Sánchez
038 Tamasopo Tamasopo
039 Tamazunchale Tamazunchale
040 Tampacan Tampacan
041 Tampamolón Corona Tampamolón Corona
042 Tamuín Tamuín
043 Tancanhuitz de Santos Tancanhuitz de Santos
044 Tanlajás Tanlajás
045 Tanquián de Escobedo Tanquián de Escobedo
046 Tierra Nueva Tierra Nueva (town)
047 Vanegas Vanegas
048 Venado Venado
049 Villa de Arista Villa de Arista
050 Villa de Arriaga Villa de Arriaga
051 Villa de Guadalupe Villa de Guadalupe
052 Villa de La Paz Villa de La Paz
053 Villa de Ramos Villa de Ramos
054 Villa de Reyes Villa de Reyes
055 Villa de Hidalgo Villa de Hidalgo
056 Villa Juárez Villa Juárez
057 Xilitla Xilitla
058 Zaragoza Villa de Zaragoza


  1. ^ "División municipal. San Luis Potosí". Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  2. ^ "Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos". Article 115,  of 1917 (in Spanish). Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. ^ OECD (November 12, 2004). New Forms of Governance for Economic Development. OECD Publishing. p. 121. ISBN 9264015329.
  4. ^ a b International Business Publications (2009). Mexico Company Laws and Regulations Handbook. p. 42. ISBN 1-4330-7030-8.