a state in central Mexico. 4,432 sq. mi. (11,480 sq. km).
a city in and the capital of this state, in the SW part: republican forces executed Emperor Maximilian here 1867.
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How to use Querétaro in a sentence
When taken prisoner at Queretaro, he was tried and executed under circumstances that are well known.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete | General Philip Henry Sheridan
Forty miles beyond lay Queretaro; a large and well-built town of 40,000 inhabitants, surrounded by gardens and orchards.Some Heroes of Travel | W. H. Davenport Adams
The little state of Queretaro has little to boast but its agriculture, but to the north of it is a country of mines and pasturage.Mexico and its Religion | Robert A. Wilson
Queretaro was founded by the Aztecs about four hundred years ago, and was captured by the Spaniards in 1531.Aztec Land | Maturin M. Ballou
Again he ordered Herrera to move on Queretaro, when he marched to Guadalupe and issued a call for a junta to meet on the 16th.General Scott | General Marcus J. Wright
British Dictionary definitions for Querétaro
an inland state of central Mexico: economy based on agriculture and mining. Capital: Querétaro. Pop: 1 402 010 (2000). Area: 11 769 sq km (4544 sq miles)
a city in central Mexico, capital of Querétaro state: scene of the signing (1848) of the treaty ending the US-Mexican War and of the execution of Emperor Maximilian (1867). Pop: 913 000 (2005 est)
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