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Tlaxcala,

city (1990 pop. 50,486), capital of Tlaxcala state, E central Mexico. It is the site of the oldest Christian church in the Americas, founded (1521) by the Spanish explorer Hernán CortésCortés, Hernán,
or Hernando Cortez
, 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador, conqueror of Mexico. Expedition to Mexico

Cortés went (1504) first to Hispaniola and later (1511) accompanied Diego de Velázquez to Cuba.
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. Nearby is a famous Mexican shrine, the Santuario y Colegiata de Ocotlán.

Tlaxcala

(tläskä`lä), state (1990 pop. 761,277), 1,555 sq mi (4,027 sq km), E central Mexico. TlaxcalaTlaxcala,
city (1990 pop. 50,486), capital of Tlaxcala state, E central Mexico. It is the site of the oldest Christian church in the Americas, founded (1521) by the Spanish explorer Hernán Cortés. Nearby is a famous Mexican shrine, the Santuario y Colegiata de Ocotlán.
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 is the capital. It is the smallest and one of the most densely populated Mexican states. The western part lies within Mexico's central plateau; the remainder, however, is extremely mountainous, with a temperate to cold climate. Maguey, cereals, and subsistence crops are grown in the valleys. Light manufacture has developed on a significant scale. Textile and fighting bulls are traditional and still important products of the state. In the mountains are the sources of the Río Balsas. Defeated by Hernán CortésCortés, Hernán,
or Hernando Cortez
, 1485–1547, Spanish conquistador, conqueror of Mexico. Expedition to Mexico

Cortés went (1504) first to Hispaniola and later (1511) accompanied Diego de Velázquez to Cuba.
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 after fierce resistance, the Tlaxcaltecs later became valuable Spanish allies against the Aztecs.

Tlaxcala

 

a state in Mexico, on the southern Meseta Central. Area, 3,900 sq km. Population, 459,600 (1974). The capital is Tlaxcala. The population engages in subsistence farming of corn and beans. Maguey plantations occupy one-third of the arable land.

Tlaxcala

1. a state of S central Mexico: the smallest Mexican state; formerly an Indian principality, the chief Indian ally of Cortés in the conquest of Mexico. Capital: Tlaxcala. Pop.: 961 912 (2000 est.). Area: 3914 sq. km (1511 sq. miles)
2. a city in E central Mexico, on the central plateau, capital of Tlaxcala state: the church of San Francisco (founded 1521 by Cortés) is the oldest in the Americas. Pop.: 25 000 (1990 est.)
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Rodolfo del Razo Curiel, production director at the 44-hectare agave plantation Rancho San Isidro in Tlaxcala state, said the lack of demand for pulque had put the agave in a list of plants that were in danger of extinction.
It originates in the mountains of Puebla and flows into Tlaxcala state.
11, on an electoral Sunday that yielded mixed results for the three major political parties and their allies, the center-left Partido de la Revolucion Democratica (PRD) narrowly retained the governorship of Michoacan state, while the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) consolidated its dominant position in Puebla and Tamaulipas states, and the governing Partido Accion Nacional (PAN) scored a surprisingly strong victory in the state legislative elections in Tlaxcala state. The PRD also won a slight majority of seats in the Michoacan state legislative elections, fending off a strong challenge from the PAN.
And it won one of those elections, in Tlaxcala state, because of strong divisions within the PRI and the PRD (see SourceMex, 2004-11-17).
The governing Partido Accion Nacional (PAN) was the apparent surprise winner in Tlaxcala state, ousting the center-left Partido de la Revolucion Democratica (PRD).
"The state executive is only empowered to intervene in matters involving laws and decrees originating in the state legislature," said a statement from the Tlaxcala state legislature.
Speaking at the inauguration of a water treatment plant in Tlaxcala state, Carabias reported that 80% of Mexico's aquifers have been contaminated by industrial or urban wastes.
Luz Maria Jimenez Almazan, president of the industry group Asociacion de Gasolineros Unidos in Puebla and Tlaxcala states, said the military presence caused prices for stolen fuel to increase to 13 pesos (US $0.73) per liter, compared with 6 pesos (US$0.34) before the military moved into the Franja del Huachicol.
(16) Mazihcatzin's eighteenth-century description of the Lienzo de Tlaxcala states that the Spaniard, named Esteban, was killed in a scuffle with a Tlaxcalan warrior (Mazihcatzin 1993: 66).