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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
The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker, recently restored image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 1, 2018
2. The Geographical Center of Mexico Marker, recently restored
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, 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. Marker is in this post office area: Tequisquiapan, Querétaro 76750, Mexico.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Legend of the Baroness (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); La Trinidad Natural Protected Area (approx. 7.3 kilometers away); The Temple of Saint Michael Archangel (approx.
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 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.
14.7 kilometers away); Miguel Hidalgo y C. (approx. 16 kilometers away); Ezequiel Montes (approx. 16 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
4. 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
5. 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 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 209 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on December 5, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on December 3, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4, 5. submitted on December 5, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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