Mina is a city in the state of Nuevo León, its name is due to General Francisco Javier Mina, who participated in the independence of Mexico. Mina is located northwest of the city, where there are springs with reeds and reeds around it. Its territorial extension is 3915.8 square kilometers. On May 31,1851, the Hacienda of San Francisco de Cañas, acquired the name that the "Municipality of Mina, N. L." before the Organic Law of the Municipalities. The name exerts honesty to Francisco Javier Mina, another fighter for the freedom of the country of Mexico.