Corregidora Municipality

Corregidora
Municipality
Location of the municipality in Querétaro
Location of the municipality in Querétaro
Coordinates: 20°31′52″N 100°26′31″W / 20°31′52″N 100°26′31″W / 20.531; -100.442
CountryMexico
StateQuerétaro
Municipal seatEl Pueblito
Area
 • Total245.8 km2 (94.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total130,675
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Websitecorregidora.gob.mx

Corregidora is a Mexican municipality in the southwest of the state Querétaro, on the border with Guanajuato. Its municipal seat is the town of El Pueblito ("little town"), which had a population of 44,305 in the 2005 census.

It forms part of the metropolitan area of the city of Santiago de Queretaro. In area, it is the smallest of the 18 municipalities in Querétaro.

History

The area was made a municipality in 1941 and named after Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, known as La Corregidora, a heroine from the events leading to the Mexican War of Independence. Unofficially, the name Villa Corregidora had been in some use since the end of the 1920s.