Querétaro, Querétaro

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Santiago de Querétaro
Querétaro's auld aqueduct
Querétaro's auld aqueduct
Location o Querétaro athin the state
Location o Querétaro athin the state
Coordinates: 20°35′15″N 100°23′34″W / 20.58750°N 100.39278°W / 20.58750; -100.39278
Established25 Julie 1531
Municipal Status1917
 • Municipal PresesFrancisco Domínguez Servien
Elevation1820 m (5,970 ft)
 • Ceety an municipality804 663
 • Metro
1 085 153 (metro)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Area code(s)442

Santiago de Querétaro (Spaingie pronunciation: [sanˈtjaɣo ðe keˈɾetaɾo]) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the state o Querétaro locatit in central Mexico. It is locatit 213 km northwast o Mexico Ceety, 96 km sootheast o San Miguel de Allende an 200 km sooth o San Luis Potosí. The foondin date o the ceety is gien as 25 Julie 1531, when durin a battle atween the Spaingie an the natives o the aurie, an eclipse occurred durin which Saunt James on a white horse carryin a pink cross supposedly appeared, causin the natives o the auries tae surrender. In reality, Spaingie dominion here wis gradual.

The day, the ceety is ane o the fastest-growin in the kintra, wi its economic base in industries sic as chemicals, paper products an machinery. This haes caused the ceety an the metropolitan aurie tae attract mony migrants frae ither pairts o Mexico.

The ceety o Queretaro haes haed an ootstaundin industrial an economic development in the last 15 year. In 2009 Queretaro wis the metropolitan aurie wi the heichest GDP per caipita in Mexico wi US$20,000.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. INEGI, Anuario Estadístico del Estado de Querétaro, 2003

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