[ ke-re-tah-raw ]

  1. a state in central Mexico. 4,432 sq. mi. (11,480 sq. km).

  2. 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


/ (Spanish keˈretaro) /

  1. 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)

  2. 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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