A city of northeast Mexico southwest of Monterrey. It was founded c. 1575 and occupied by Zachary Taylor's forces during the Mexican War.x
- In Mexican languages, especially Nahuatl, a glottal stop or fricative sound.
- An apostrophe used to represent this sound.
From Spanish saltillo
- The first Spanish settlement in the region now called Coahuila was at Saltillo in 1586, when it formed part of the province of Nueva Viscaya.
- The capital of the state is Saltillo; Monclova was the capital from 1833 to 1835.
- Of Saltillo in a rich grape-producing district, Ciudad Porfirio Dias, and Monclova (pop. 6684 in 1 9 00), 105 m.
- Saltillo, on the Mexican International railway.
- It was taken by assault on the 23rd of September; Santa Anna was defeated at Buena Vista (near Saltillo) on the 23rd of February 1847, and forced back on San Luis Potosi.