It is a state with a growing rate accelerated industrial development and business development. Contains several sites declared Cultural Heritage Site by Unesco in 1996, and is considered the Cradle of Independence from Mexico. It is the entity where the 1917 Constitution, in force was drafted.
It is divided into 18 municipalities. Its capital is the city of Santiago de Queretaro (located about 200 km to the northwest of Mexico City), from whom it takes its name. Other important towns are San Juan of the River, Peñamiller, Jalpan de Serra, Amealco de Bonfil, Tequisquiapan, Ezequiel Montes, San Joaquin, Toliman, Landa de Matamoros, Arroyo Seco.