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Full nameSaltillo
Official nameSaltillo
Founded1577 (Alberto del Canto)
MayorJerico Abramo Masso
Elevation5249.3 ft (1600 m)
Total Population648929 (2005)
Metro (pop.)750000
Other information
Time zoneCST (UTC-6)
Postal code25000
Area code844

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Saltillo (-essalˈtiʎo) is the capital city of the northeastern Mexican state of Coahuila and the municipal seat of the municipality of the same name. The city is located about 400km south of the U.S. state of Texas, and 90km west of Monterrey, Nuevo León.

As of the 2005 census, Saltillo had a population of 633,667 people, rising to 725,259 if the full Metropolitan Area is considered, making it the 20th biggest metro area in the country. The metro area comprises the municipalities of Saltillo, Ramos Arizpe, and Arteaga. The municipality of Saltillo had a population of 648,929.

The Gross Domestic Product per capita in the Metropolitan Zone of Saltillo is $13,936 USD. According to the ranking of the Inversionista magazine of 2006, Saltillo is the best Mexican city to live in, chosen from more than 53 Mexican cities.

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