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Coordinates: 19°49′N98°36′W / 19.817°N 98.600°W / 19.817; -98.600 Coordinates: 19°49′N98°36′W / 19.817°N 98.600°W / 19.817; -98.600
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Flag of Hidalgo.svg  Hidalgo
Municipal seat Escudo de armas de Tlanalapa.gif Tlanalapa
  Total156.7 km2 (60.5 sq mi)

Tlanalapa is a town and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 156.7 km².

As of 2020, the municipality had a total population of 8,062. [1]


This was the center of the Tlanalapan state prior to the Spanish incursion. It was a dependency of Otompa. By 1521 the area was taken over by the Spanish. During the colonial period it was part of Apa y Tepeapulco except for a short time around 1545 when it was the center of a separate jurisdiction. [2]

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  1. "Tlanalapa". Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística Geografía e Informática, México (web). Retrieved February 23, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. Peter Gerhard, Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972) p. 53