About Xilitla

Xilitla is a municipality (Spanish: municipio) in the state of San Luis Potosí, in the Huasteca region of Mexico. Xilitla is known for its fertile mountains and springs, which create panoramic landscapes throughout the municipality. The mountains have also partly shielded Xilitla from industrialization, helping preserve its indigenous Nahuatl and Teenek cultures and traditional agrarian lifestyles. Most of Xilitla's 50,000 residents live in over 100 comunidades (communities)—rural villages of several dozen or up to several hundred people known as campesinos. A few thousand people live in the municipality seat itself, also named Xilitla