Querétaro, Mexico has an area of 11,449 sq km and a population of 1,598,100. Its capital is Santiago de Querétaro.
Querétaro is bounded by the Mexican states of San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Michoacan and Guanajuato. This region is home to the Sierra Madre mountainous range, plateaus and valleys.
A region with over 460 years of Mexican history, Querétaro was originally home to the Otomí Indians and the Aztecs. It was the last capital of Emperor Maximilian during the French rule in Mexico. It was in Querétaro that leaders of Mexico’s Independence Movement met to discuss the ousting of the Spanish.