A report on Querétaro

Sótano del Barro in the Sierra Gorda
Semidesert area in the municipality of Peñamiller
Otomi women in Tequisquiapan.
Scene at the 2011 National Huapango Dance Competition in Pinal de Amoles
Baile de las inditas in El Pueblito, Corregidora Municipality. The dances are performed during the fiesta patronal of the Virgen of El Pueblito
Cathedral of Querétaro
Atrim with cross at Tilaco, Landa de Matamoros, one of the five missions attributed to Junípero Serra
Mission church at Tancoyol
Aqueduct at Queretaro, Mexico, ca.1905–1910 (CHS-643)
A fountain in Queretaro zocalo designed by Gustav Eiffel
Vineyard belonging to Cavas Freixenet in Ezequiel Montes
Mine in Vizarrón
Marble objects at a shop in Vizarrón
Wine cellar at Cavas Freixenet, Ezequiel Montes
Peña de Bernal
Mission church at Jalpan de Serra
Logo of the Universidad Tecnológico de San Juan del Río
Highway 57 in Querétaro
Ruins at Las Ranas
Pyramid at El Cerrito

One of the 32 federal entities of Mexico.

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Guanajuato

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One of the 32 states that make up the Federal Entities of Mexico.

One of the 32 states that make up the Federal Entities of Mexico.

Altos de Guanajuato
Cerro Culiacán from Jaral del Progreso
Yuriria Lake
Farmland in the Bajío
Chupícuaro statuette at the Louvre
San Agustín de Yuriria Convent, founded by the Augustinians in 1550.
Jaral de Berrios, one of the most important haciendas of the colonial era.
Plaza Mayor de Guanajuato, view of the main square of Guanajuato, c. 1836 Carl Nebel
Trolley passing in front of the San Diego Church in Guanajuato, 1907
Orphaned Polish children in Santa Rosa, Guanajuato that arrived with a larger group of refugees during the Second World War.
Rayas mine near the city of Guanajuato
The bola de agua in Celaya; the water tower is an icon of the city.
Hidalgo Street in San Miguel de Allende
Mummies at the Museo de las Momias
Viacrucis in Santa Ana, Guanajuato
A birria dish served at the Mercado Hidalgo in Guanajuato
View of the main building of the University of Guanajuato
A car and pedestrian pass in a tunnel under Guanajuato city
Peralta archeological site
One of the structures at the Plazuelas archeological site

It is bordered by the states of Jalisco to the west, Zacatecas to the northwest, San Luis Potosí to the north, Querétaro to the east, and Michoacán to the south.

Querétaro City

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Statue of Otomi trader, Conín de Xilotepeque, (also known as Hernando de Tapia), founder of the city.
Aqueduct of Querétaro
Statue of an traditional dancer in downtown.
Aztec ballcourt of Las Ranas.
1796 street map of Santiago de Querétaro
The Casa de la Corregidora, home of Doña Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez and Don Miguel Domínguez who actively participated in the early days of Mexico's independence. The building is now the seat of the executive branch of the state government.
Emperor Maximillian and his generals, Mejía and Miramón, were executed by a firing squad at Querétaro on 19 June 1867.
Venustiano Carranza and other leaders of the Mexican constitutionalist movement in Querétaro in 1916.
View of Center-South Querétaro city.
Glassworking made Querétaro an economic center in the 1700s, and glass crafting is still a trade mark of the city today.
The Neptune fountain, a symbol of the city
Querétaro's main Bus Terminal and surrounding highways.
Querétaro's ITESM campus
Interior of the Estadio Corregidora.
Josefa Auditorium
Boroughs/Delegaciones
The area surrounding Querétaro is full of fields and hills.
The city is known for its many Jacaranda trees
The city aqueduct.
Templo y exconvento de San Francisco de Asís de Querétaro
Kiosk in the Jardin Zenea
The Casa de la Marquesa hosted the Foreign Secretary when Querétaro was the Mexican capital.
Courtyard of the Museum of Art.
Pendulum in the Querétaro museum of science and technology.
Emperor Maximilian Memorial Chapel on the Hill of Bells
A street in the historic district of Querétaro
Aqueduct.
A view of "Los Arcos" (the aqueduct) from a hill in the city.
Cathedral of Querétaro.
Casa de la Corregidora.
San Francisco church.
Historic center.
Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez Mausoleum.
Santa Rosa de Viterbo.

Santiago de Querétaro (Otomi: Dähnini Maxei), known simply as Querétaro City (Ciudad de Querétaro), is the capital and largest city of the state of Querétaro, located in central Mexico.

Mountains at the junction of the Arroyo and Jalpan Rivers in Arroyo Seco

Sierra Gorda

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Mountains at the junction of the Arroyo and Jalpan Rivers in Arroyo Seco
Semidesert and mountains in the municipality of Peñamiller
Map of the Sierra Gorda region in Querétaro
Participants in the annual Huapango dance competition in Pinal de Amoles
View of Fraile Plaza in Jalpan de Serra
The missions of Sierra Gorda
View of Nuestra Señora de la Luz Mission in Tancoyol
San Francisco Mission in Tilaco
Mission of San Miguel Concá
Las Ranas

The Sierra Gorda is an ecological region centered on the northern third of the Mexican state of Querétaro and extending into the neighboring states of Guanajuato, Hidalgo and San Luis Potosí.

Hidalgo (state)

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One of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, constitute the 32 federal entities of Mexico.

One of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, constitute the 32 federal entities of Mexico.

Cave paintings in Huichapan
Atlantes at the Tula archeological site
Monastery of San Francisco in Pachuca.
Lord's Prayer written in Spanish and Otomi at the Church of San Miguel in Ixmiquilpan
Baked pasties for sale in Pachuca
The original statue of Diana Cazadora is located in Ixmiquilpan.
Canyon south of Peña del Aire, in Huasca de Ocampo, a part of the Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve.
Basaltic Prisms of Santa María Regla
Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt in the Municipality of Apan, southern Hidalgo.
Tulancingo Valley, temperate zone.
Tula River, in the municipality of Mixquiahuala.
The former Acosta mine, now a museum
Grain silos in Acatlán
Display of bottled pulque at the Feria de Pachuca
Ceramics by Nicolas Vita Hernandez of Chililco, Huejutla

Located in the eastern part of the country, Hidalgo is bordered by San Luis Potosí and Veracruz on the north, Puebla on the east, Tlaxcala and State of Mexico on the south and Querétaro on the west.

Michoacán

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One of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico.

One of the 32 states which comprise the Federal Entities of Mexico.

Catholic priest and insurgent leader José María Morelos
Yacata pyramids of Tzintzuntzan
Spanish-Tlaxcalan conquest of Michoacan under conquistador Nuño de Guzmán
Purépecha coyote statue
Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Salud in Patzcuaro
La Calavera Catrina figure bought in Pátzcuaro
Parícutin in 1997
Monarch butterfly sanctuary near the pueblo of Angangueo
Laguna Larga in Los Azufres
Green sea turtle swimming in the Mexican Pacific
View of Lake Patzcuaro from Tzintzuntzan
Parícutin 1943 eruption at night
Sierra Madre del Sur along the Michoacán seacoast
Famed guitar town of Paracho
Fishermen in Lake Pátzcuaro
Statue of José María Morelos in Janitzio
Danza de los Viejitos (Traditional folk dance of the Purépecha)
Noche de Muertos decorations
The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Zamora de Hidalgo
Jardin de las Rosas Garden and Park in Morelia
Cathedral of Morelia
Traditional charro outfit
Gertrudis Bocanegra Plaza and the San Agustin Library in Zitacuaro
Cascada Parque Nacional in Uruapan

It is bordered by the states of Colima and Jalisco to the west and northwest, Guanajuato to the north, Querétaro to the northeast, the State of México to the east, and Guerrero to the southeast.

Otomi dancers from San Jerónimo Acazulco, Mexico state performing the traditional danza de los arrieros

Otomi

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Indigenous people of Mexico inhabiting the central Mexican Plateau (Altiplano) region.

Indigenous people of Mexico inhabiting the central Mexican Plateau (Altiplano) region.

Otomi dancers from San Jerónimo Acazulco, Mexico state performing the traditional danza de los arrieros
Otomi woman selling traditional Otomi embroidered cloths in Tequisquiapan
Otomi-speaking areas in Mexico

Hence, the names by which the Otomi call themselves are numerous: ñätho (Toluca Valley), hñähñu (Mezquital Valley), ñäñho (Santiago Mexquititlán in southern Querétaro) and ñ'yühü (Northern highlands of Puebla, Pahuatlán) are some of the names the Otomi use to refer to themselves in their own languages, although it is common that, when speaking in Spanish, they use the native Otomi, originating from the Nahuatl.

San Luis Potosí

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One of the 32 states which compose the Federal Entities of Mexico.

One of the 32 states which compose the Federal Entities of Mexico.

View of San Luis Potosí by Carl Nebel

Located in Central Mexico, San Luis Potosí is bordered by seven other Mexican states: Nuevo León to the north; Tamaulipas to the north-east; Veracruz to the east; Hidalgo, Querétaro and Guanajuato to the south; and Zacatecas to north-west.

Landa de Matamoros

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Facade of the Landa church
Facade of the Tilaco church
View of the Tilaco Valley

Landa de Matamoros is a town in Landa de Matamoros Municipality located in the northeast of the state of Querétaro in central Mexico.

Pánuco River

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River in Mexico fed by several tributaries including the Moctezuma River and emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.

River in Mexico fed by several tributaries including the Moctezuma River and emptying into the Gulf of Mexico.

Boat on Pánuco River at Tampico
The Montezuma swordtail is one of nine species of swordtail found only in the Pánuco River basin

The river is approximately 510 km long and passes through or borders the states of Mexico, Hidalgo, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, and Veracruz.

Map of La Huasteca in Mexico.

Huasteca

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Map of La Huasteca in Mexico.
Tamasopo waterfall in San Luis Potosí.
Landscape near Jalpan de Serra in Querétaro.
Extent of Huastec language spoken today.
Scene from the Concurso de Danza Huapango in Pinal de Amoles, Querétaro.
Huapango trio from Veracruz at the Alfredo Guati Rojo National Watercolor Museum.

La Huasteca is a geographical and cultural region located partially along the Gulf of Mexico and including parts of the states of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosí, Querétaro and Guanajuato.