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Tequisquiapan in Municipality of Tequisquiapan, Querétaro, Mexico — The Central Highlands
 

The Geographical Center of Mexico

 
 
The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 6, 2016
1. The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker
Inscription.
Viajero:
Este es el centro geográfico del país.
Durante el Constituyente 1916-1917, el Primer Jefe
del Ejercito Constitucionalista, encargado del Poder Ejecutivo
Federal, Don Venustiano Carranza, en sus frecuentes
visitas a Tequisquiapan, donde por la bondad de sus aguas
recuperaba las energías y previos los estudios correspondientes
dicto el acuerdo para que este punto sea el
Centro Geografico del Pais.
Este pueblo de Tequisquiapan, te recibe con afecto y
hospitalidad, esperando que tu estancia sea placentera y tengamos
la oportunidad de atenderte en un pronto retorno.
Tequisquiapan, Qro., Mayo de 1978.

English translation:
Traveler, this is the geographical center of the country.
During the Constituent Assembly of 1916-1917, the First Chief of the Constitutionalist Army, in charge of the Federal Executive Power, Venustiano Carranza, while visiting Tequisquiapan in order to relax in its thermal waters, he recovered his energies and when reviewing the corresponding studies he agreed to assign this point as the
Geographical Center of the Country.
The town of Tequisquiapan welcomes you with affection and hospitality, hoping that your stay is pleasant and that we have the opportunity to see your prompt return.
Tequisquiapan, Querétaro,
The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 6, 2016
2. The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker
The marker can be seen mounted to a wall to the right. To the left is a monument to the town's designation as the geographic center of Mexico in the form of a plumb bob falling onto a map of the country.
May 1978.

 
Erected 1978.
 
Location. 20° 31.296′ N, 99° 53.64′ W. Marker is in Tequisquiapan, Querétaro, in Municipality of Tequisquiapan. Marker is on Calle Centenario Sur just west of Calle Niños Héroes, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker is along a wall to the north of the monument to the geographic center of Mexico, near the intersection of Calles Niños Héroes and Centenario Sur.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 21 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Public Education in Tequisquiapan (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Salvador Michaus Marroquín (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); To the Founders of San Juan del Río (approx. 18.2 kilometers away); The Royal Inland Road in San Juan del Río (approx. 18.5 kilometers away); The Legend of Jesús de la Portería (approx. 19.3 kilometers away); The Children Heroes of the Battle of Chapultepec (approx. 19.4 kilometers away); The Temple of Our Lady of Refuge (approx. 20.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tequisquiapan.
 
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The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 6, 2016
3. The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker
The marker can be seen to the left of the monument, with a tourist reading the text.
The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, November 6, 2016
4. The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker
This image shows how the monument includes a "plumb bob" that falls onto Tequisquiapan on a map of Mexico.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 5, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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