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  1. a state in central Mexico. 4432 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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Historical Examples of queretaro

  • He thus challenged the inevitable fate which ended his career at Queretaro.

    Aztec Land

    Maturin M. Ballou

  • Gravelotte was but little more than three years from Queretaro.

  • He was sentenced to death and shot at Queretaro on the 19th of June.

  • Inexorably the patriot armies closed around him until in May, 1867, he was captured at Queretaro, where he had sought refuge.

  • When taken prisoner at Queretaro, he was tried and executed under circumstances that are well known.

British Dictionary definitions for queretaro


  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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