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 (kə-rĕt′ə-rō′, kĕ-rĕ′tä-rō′)
A city of central Mexico northwest of Mexico City. An ancient pre-Aztec settlement, it was conquered by the Spanish in 1531. Emperor Maximilian was executed nearby in 1867.


(Spanish keˈretaro)
1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) 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)


(kəˈrɛt əˌroʊ, -ˈreɪ tə-)

1. a state in central Mexico. 1,250,476; 4432 sq. mi. (11,480 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state, in the SW part. 385,503.
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