Municipalities of Querétaro

Map of Mexico with Querétaro highlighted
Map of Mexico with Querétaro highlighted
Municipalities of Querétaro by INEGI code.

Querétaro is a state in North Central Mexico that is divided into 18 municipalities.[1]

Municipalities in Queretaro are administratively autonomous of the state according to the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico.[2] Every three years, citizens elect a municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) by a plurality voting system who heads a concurrently elected municipal council (ayuntamiento) responsible for providing all the public services for their constituents. The municipal council consists of a variable number of trustees and councillors (regidores y síndicos).[3] Municipalities are responsible for public services (such as water and sewerage), street lighting, public safety, traffic, supervision of slaughterhouses and the maintenance of public parks, gardens and cemeteries.[4] They may also assist the state and federal governments in education, emergency fire and medical services, environmental protection and maintenance of monuments and historical landmarks. Since 1984, they have had the power to collect property taxes and user fees, although more funds are obtained from the state and federal governments than from their own income.[4]

Municipalities

INEGI code Municipality Municipal Seat Area (km2)[5] Population (2005)[6] Population
density (/km2)[7]
Human
Development
Index
(2000)
001 Amealco de Bonfil Municipality Amealco 682.1 56,457 82.8 0.6803
002 Pinal de Amoles Municipality Pinal de Amoles 705.37 25,325 35.9 0.6659
003 Arroyo Seco Municipality Arroyo Seco 731.17 12,493 17.1 0.7029
004 Cadereyta de Montes Municipality Cadereyta 1,131 57,204 50.6 0.7074
005 Colón Municipality Colón 807.15 51,625 64.0 0.7036
006 Corregidora Municipality El Pueblito 245.8 104,218 424.0 0.8535
007 Ezequiel Montes Municipality Ezequiel Montes 298.28 34,729 116.4 0.7534
008 Huimilpan Municipality Huimilpan 388.4 32,728 84.3 0.6824
009 Jalpan de Serra Municipality Jalpan 1,185.1 22,025 18.6 0.7178
010 Landa de Matamoros Municipality Landa de Matamoros 840.1 18,905 22.5 0.6606
011 El Marqués Municipality La Cañada 787.4 79,743 101.3 0.7295
012 Pedro Escobedo Municipality Pedro Escobedo 290.9 17,007 58.5 0.7598
013 Peñamiller Municipality Peñamiller 694.9 56,553 81.4 0.7023
014 Querétaro Municipality Santiago de Querétaro 759.9 734,139 966.1 0.8560
015 San Joaquín Municipality San Joaquín 499 7,634 15.3 0.6593
016 San Juan del Río Municipality San Juan del Río 799.9 208,462 260.6 0.8035
017 Tequisquiapan Municipality Tequisquiapan 343.6 54,929 159.9 0.7827
018 Tolimán Municipality Tolimán 724.7 23,963 33.1 0.7096