Querétaro

STATE OF QUERÉTARO

Other Mexican States
CapitalSantiago de Querétaro
Other major citiesSan Juan del Río
Area11,449 km²
Ranked 27th
Population
(2000 census)
1,402,010
Ranked 24th
Governor
(2003-09)
Francisco Garrido Patrón (PAN)
Federal Deputies (4)PAN = 3
PRI/PVEM = 1
Federal SenatorsPAN = 2
PRI = 1
ISO 3166-2
Postal abbr.
MX-QUE
Qro.

Querétaro is a state in central Mexico. The capital is Santiago de Querétaro although, in general parlance, the name "Querétaro" is used for both the city and the state.

Querétaro is bordered to the north by the state of San Luis Potosí, to the east by Guanajuato, to the west by Hidalgo, to the southeast by the state of México, and to the southwest by Michoacán.

The capital city of Santiago de Querétaro is located some 200 km to the northwest of Mexico City. It is known for its Colonial Era architecture.

The state is divided into 18 municipalities (municipios):

  • Amealco
  • Arrollo Seco
  • Cadereyta
  • Colón
  • Corregidora
  • El Marqués
  • Ezequiel Montes
  • Huimilpan
  • Jalpán de Serra
  • Landa de Matamoros
  • Pedro Escobedo
  • Peñamiller
  • Pinal de Amoles
  • San Joaquín
  • San Juan del Río
  • Querétaro
  • Tequisquiapan
  • Tolima

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