Salinas Victoria

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
Cultura, Fidelidad, Trabajo
Coordinates: 25°58′N 100°18′W
StateNuevo León
FoundedNo precise date, between 1586 or 1587
  MayorRebeca Lozano Débora ( PRI)
  City1,334.20 km2 (515.14 sq mi)
464 m (1,522 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

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

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


  1. Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 Archived 2010-01-18 at WebCite INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
  2. Government of Nuevo León, "Salinas Victoria"
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