El Marqués, Quéretaro

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El Marqués, Querétaro, Mexico
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Latitude 20.31° N
Longitude 100.09° W
Municipal president José Gómez Güémez (PAN)
Surface 787.4 km²
Population (2005) 79,743
HDI (2000) 0.7295
Time zone (UTC) -6 UTC CST
GDP (per capita) (2000) US$4.515,00
Official website: http://www.elmarques.gob.mx

El Marques is a municipality in the Mexican state of Querétaro. It receives its name from Juan Antonio de Urrutia y Arana, the Marquis of the Villa del Villar del Águila, who built the aqueduct that supplied water to the State capital for centuries. Its seat is the town of La Cañada. It forms part of the Metropolitan Area of Querétaro, and is home to many state of the art industrial parks, as well as to Querétaro International Airport.

Coordinates: 16°47′44″N 99°49′14″W / 16.7956°N 99.8206°W / 16.7956; -99.8206

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