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Encyclopedia > Santiago de Querétaro

Santiago de Querétaro is the capital city of the state of Querétaro, Mexico. It was founded in 1531. Other Mexican States Capital Santiago de Querétaro Other major cities San Juan del Río list of municipalities Area 11,449 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... Events January 26 - Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake-- thousands die October 1 - Battle of Kappel - The forces of Zürich are defeated by the Catholic cantons. ...

Photo of the Queretaro River
Photo of the Queretaro River
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General information

  • Official Name: Santiago de Querétaro
  • Conventional Name: Querétaro
  • Location: 200 km, (125 miles) north from Mexico City, DF.
  • Altitude: 2000 meters, 1.25miles
  • Rivers in the City:

Querétaro river, Juriquilla river and Pueblito river KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre/Kilometer (only km in minuscule is the correct representation of kilometer as an SI unit of length) Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management, in the field of Library and information science Knowledge Machine, the KM knowledge representation... Mexico City (Spanish: Ciudad de México) is the federal capital of, and largest city in, Mexico. ... Other Mexican States Capital Mexico City Area 1,479 km² Ranked 32nd Population (2000 census) 8,591,300 Ranked 2nd Head of Govt Andrés Manuel López Obrador PRD Federal Deputies (30) PRD = 27 PAN = 3 Federal Senators PAN = 1 PVEM = 1 PRD = 1 ISO 3166-2 Postal abbr. ...

  • Extension, in km2:

759.9km2 or 293.4 square miles (Santiago de Querétaro)
1530km2 or 590.7 square miles (Santiago de Querétaro and metropolitan area) Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ...

  • Population:

841,386 inhabitants (Santiago de Querétaro). 1,016,481 inhabitants (Santiago de Querétaro and metropolitan area)


The city of Santiago de Querétaro is conformed by the municipalities of Querétaro (841,386), Corregidora (74,558), El Marqués (71,397) and Huimilpan (29,140).


Economy:

Automotive Industry, services, tourism and manufacture

GDP per Capita: $13.780,00 (USD)
GDP: $13.103.190.000,00 (USD)

Local Festivities:

  • Fiestas de Santiago de Querétaro (anniversary of the foundation of the city) 23 to 30 July.
  • Fiesta de la Virgen del Pueblito (festivity of Our Lady of El Pueblito)
  • Jolgorio (cultural fair)
  • Feria de Navidad de Querétaro (Christmas Fair) 1 to 15 December

History

According to tradition, Querétaro was founded on 25 July 1531. On this date Spanish Conquistador Hernán Pérez Bocanegra y Córdoba arrived with Otomí Indian Conín, the chief Jilotepec, to found the town of Querétaro. He is said to have won without resorting to arms after seeing a vision of the Cross and Saint Santiago, after whom the city was named. July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... Events January 26 - Lisbon, Portugal is hit by an earthquake-- thousands die October 1 - Battle of Kappel - The forces of Zürich are defeated by the Catholic cantons. ... Conquistador (meaning Conqueror in the Spanish language) is the term used to refer to the soldiers, explorers, and adventurers who brought much of the Americas and Asia Pacific under Spanish rule between the 15th and 17th centuries. ... A cross is a geometrical figure consisting of two lines or bars intersecting each other at a 90° angle, dividing one or two of the lines in half. ... For people and places called Saint James, see the diambiguation page. ...


The city's Convent of the Cross has a stone cross from the early Spanish era.


In 1656 the city was named "The Noble & Loyal City of Santiago of Queretaro", by Viceroy the Duke of Alburquerque; the title was confirmed in 1712 by King Philip V of Spain. Events Mehmed Köprülü becomes Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. ... A viceroy is somebody who governs a country or province as a substitute for the monarch. ... Events Treaty of Aargau signed between Catholic and Protestants. ... hehe ...


In 1726 an aqueduct was constructed which furnished the city's water until 1970. Events George Friderich Handel becomes a British subject. ... Pont du Gard, France, a Roman era aqueduct circa 19 BC, it is one of Frances top tourist attractions at over 1. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


On 13 September 1810 Epigmenio González was taken prisoner after starting an insurrection against the oppressive Corregidor Don Miguel Domínguez and his wife Doña Josefa Ortíz de Domínguez and conspiring against the Viceregal government. This is considered part of the birth of the Mexican independence movement. September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... A viceroy is somebody who governs a country or province as a substitute for the monarch. ...


In 1847 Querétaro was made capital of the Republic during the United States of America invasion in the Mexican-American War. 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Mexican-American War was a war fought between the United States and Mexico between 1846 and 1848. ...


On 30 May 1848 the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed here. Antonio López de Santa Anna ceded to the United States of America the Mexican states of California and Nuevo México (today the US States of California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and parts of Colorado and New Mexico). (Later in 1854 Santa Anna sold Mesilla territory (the south of Arizona and the remainder of New Mexico) to the USA in the treaty with James Gadsden.) May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange) The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the treaty that ended the Mexican-American War. ... Antonio López de Santa Anna Antonio López de Santa Anna Pérez de Lebrón (sometimes spelled de Santa Ana) (21 February 1794 – 21 June 1876) was a Mexican general and dictator. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... State nickname: Silver State, Battle Born State (official) Other U.S. States Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Governor Kenny Guinn Official languages None Area 286,367 km² (7th)  - Land 284,396 km²  - Water 1,971 km² (0. ... State nickname: Beehive State Other U.S. States Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. ... State nickname: The Grand Canyon State, The Copper State Other U.S. States Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Governor Janet Napolitano Official languages English Only State Area 295,254 km² (6th)  - Land 294,312 km²  - Water 942 km² (0. ... This is the article on the state. ... State nickname: Land of Enchantment Other U.S. States Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Governor Bill Richardson Official languages English and Spanish Area 315,194 km² (5th)  - Land 314,590 km²  - Water 607 km² (0. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... James Gadsden (May 15, 1788 - December 25, 1858) was born in 1788 in Charleston, South Carolina, the grandson of American Revolutionary patriot Christopher Gadsden. ...

Emperor Maximillian and his generals, Mejía and Miramón, were executed by a firing squad at Queretaro, Mexico on 1867 June 19.

In 1867, the city was the last capital of Emperor Maximilian I of the Mexican Empire. The Liberal Republicans defeated the Imperial Conservative forces here, and on 19 June Maximilian was executed by a firing squad here on the Hill of Bells ("Cerro de las Campanas") together with his Generals Miguel Miramón and Tomás Mejía. Drawing of the Execution of Maximillian This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Drawing of the Execution of Maximillian This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... An emperor is the male head of state of an empire who reigns for life. ... Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico, (July 6, 1832 - June 19, 1867) was a member of Austrias Imperial Habsburg family. ... The Mexican Empire was the name of Mexico on two non-consecutive occasions in the 19th century when it was ruled by an Emperor. ... June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 195 days remaining. ... World War I firing squad Execution by firing squad is a method of capital punishment, especially in times of war. ... Miguel Miramón served as president of Mexico in 1859-1860. ...


Santiago de Querétaro was named capital of the Republic for the third time on 5 February 1917, as the Proclamation of the Political Constitution of the United States of Mexico was established by President Venustiano Carranza at the Congressional Congress in the city's Teatro de la República. February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Venustiano Carranza Garza (29 December 1859 - 21 May 1920) was one of the leaders of the Mexican Revolution. ...


In 1997, after some 70 years of Partido Revolucionario Institucional domination, the city and state government passed to the control of the Partido Acción Nacional. 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) held power in Mexico for more than 70 years. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ...


Monuments and Places of Interest

  • Mansion of "La Corregidora" (Government palace)
  • Government Palace of the City
  • Aqueduct
  • Historic Center Gardens
  • Museum of the City
  • State Regional Museum
  • Art Museum
  • Theater "El Corral de Comedias"
  • Theater "Cómicos de la Lengua"
  • Cineteatro (cinema and theater) "Rosario Solano"
  • Church of Santa Clara
  • Church of Santa Rosa de Viterbo
  • Mansion of Ecala
  • Cultural Center "Manuel Gomez Morin"

Picture of the aqueduct of Queretaro File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Picture of the aqueduct of Queretaro File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pont du Gard, France, a Roman era aqueduct circa 19 BC, it is one of Frances top tourist attractions at over 1. ...

Important Events

National Anthem: the Mexican national anthem was played for the first time in the "Teatro de la República" in the city. A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is formally recognized by a countrys government as their states official national song. ...


National Constitution: the Mexican constitution was written and signed also in the "Teatro de la República".


Mexico-USA War: the peace treaty of the war was signed in the city


Gastronomy

Enchiladas Queretanas: tacos made with corn tortillas, red and "ranchero" sauce and onion, with fried chicken, fried potatoes and carrots, covered with "asadero" cheese.


City Coat of Arms


See also: Querétaro Coat of Arms of Queretaro This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Other Mexican States Capital Santiago de Querétaro Other major cities San Juan del Río list of municipalities Area 11,449 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...


External links

  • Directory of the State of Queretaro (in Spanish) (http://www.ayohui.com)
  • Government of the City (http://www.mqro.gob.mx)
  • Activities and events of the city (http://www.de-paseo.com)
  • Activities and events of the city (http://www.menudelocio.com)
  • Cultural Activities in the city (http://www.coneculta.gob.mx/aconsejarte.htm)
  • Social portal of the city (http://www.queretaroclick.com.mx)
  • Querétaro Social Club (http://www.qsc.com.mx)
  • Information of the city (http://www.todoqro.com)
  • News of the city (http://www.masqueretaro.com)
  • Local TV Station (http://www.tvq.com.mx)
  • Local Diary (http://www.diariodequeretaro.com.mx)
  • State Council for Culture and Arts (http://www.coneculta.gob.mx)
  • Commerce portal of the city (http://www.portal-queretaro.com)
  • Free email service (http://www.queretaro.com)
  • Autonomous Public University of the State (http://www.uaq.mx)
  • Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey Campus Querétaro (http://www.qro.itesm.mx)
  • Universidad Contemporanea (http://www.contemporanea.edu.mx)
  • Instituto Tecnológico de Querétaro (http://www.itq.edu.mx)
  • Universidad Cuauhtémoc de Querétaro (http://www.cuauhtemoc.edu.mx/queretaro/)
  • Universidad Tecnológica de Querétaro (http://www.uteq.edu.mx)
  • Real Estate listings of Queretaro (in Spanish) (http://www.traspasainmuebles.com)
  • Orthodontics (in Spanish) (http://www.ortodoncia-integral.com)

 
 

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