San Joaquín Municipality, Querétaro

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San Joaquín is a municipality in Querétaro in central Mexico.[1]

San Joaquín Municipality
San Joaquín Municipality is located in Querétaro
San Joaquín Municipality
San Joaquín Municipality
Location in Mexico
San Joaquín Municipality is located in Mexico
San Joaquín Municipality
San Joaquín Municipality
San Joaquín Municipality (Mexico)
Coordinates: 20°59′N 99°30′W / 20.983°N 99.500°W / 20.983; -99.500Coordinates: 20°59′N 99°30′W / 20.983°N 99.500°W / 20.983; -99.500
Country Mexico
StateQuerétaro
Area
 • Total499 km2 (193 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,865
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (Central Daylight Time)

HistoryEdit

Before the Spanish, the site at "Ranas" was a mining center, principally for cinnabar which was used as a pigment. The "Ranas" site was first mined about 400C.E.[2] In 1622 the village of "San Nicolás Tolentino en el Paraje de las Rana" was founded.[2] In 1682 the community of Ojo de Agua de Ranas was founded.[1]

In 1724 Viceroy Juan de Acuña, 2nd Marquis of Casa Fuerte granted the first land in the municipality.[1] In 1728 the first Spanish mine was opened at San Juan Nepomuceno.[1]

In 1864 the name "San Joaquín" was first used on a map.[1]

GeographyEdit

The municipality of San Joaquín covers an area of 499 km², and is located between 99° 22' and 99° 39' West longitude, and between 21° 07' and 20° 53' North latitude.[1] Altitude varies from a low of 600 meters to heights of 2,700 meters.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Querétaro: San Joaquín". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Archived from the original on 16 June 2005.
  2. ^ a b "Zona Arqueológica de Ranas" (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia. 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Prontuario de información geográfica municipal de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos: San Joaquín, Querétaro" (PDF) (in Spanish). Mexico: National Institute of Statistics and Geography {INEGI). 2005. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 August 2018.