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Querétaro (Mexico)

LC control no.n 81042315
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Geographic headingQuerétaro (Mexico)
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Geographic subdivision usageMexico--Querétaro
Variant(s)Santiago de Querétaro (Mexico)
Found inSanta María del Pueblito, historia e identidad desde Santiago de Querétaro, 1997: t.p. (Santiago de Queretaro)
BGN, Mexico, 1961: (hdg.: Querétaro; ppl., 20°36ʹN; 100°23ʹW; in state of Querétaro)
Wikipedia, Sept. 29, 2014 (Querétaro, Querétaro; Santiago de Querétaro; is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro, located in central Mexico. The founding date of the city is given as 25 July 1531, when during a battle between the Spanish and the natives of the area, an eclipse occurred during which Saint James on a white horse carrying a pink cross supposedly appeared, causing the natives of the areas to surrender. Querétaro is considered to be one of the "cradles" of Mexican Independence and much of the credit is given to Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez. She was the wife of the city's mayor and used her prominent position to gather intelligence for the nascent insurgency. In 1867, Maximilian I of Mexico was defeated at the Battle of the Cerro de las Campanas, where the liberals took him prisoner along with Generals Miguel Miramón and Tomás Mejía and in May 1867, the emperor was sentenced to death and executed, along with Mejía and Miramón, in the Cerro de las Campanas)
Geographic area coden-mx---