Last updated

Tlapacoya may refer to:

Mexico country in the southern portion of North America

Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a country in the southern portion of North America. It is bordered to the north by the United States; to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; to the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and to the east by the Gulf of Mexico. Covering almost 2,000,000 square kilometres (770,000 sq mi), the nation is the fifth largest country in the Americas by total area and the 13th largest independent state in the world. With an estimated population of over 120 million people, the country is the eleventh most populous state and the most populous Spanish-speaking state in the world, while being the second most populous nation in Latin America after Brazil. Mexico is a federation comprising 31 states and Mexico City, a special federal entity that is also the capital city and its most populous city. Other metropolises in the state include Guadalajara, Monterrey, Puebla, Toluca, Tijuana and León.

Related Research Articles

Puebla (city) City/Municipality in Puebla, Mexico

Puebla, formally Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza and also known as Puebla de los Ángeles, is the seat of Puebla Municipality, the capital and largest city of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico. A colonial era-planned city, it is located in (southern) Central Mexico on the main route between the capital, Mexico City, and Mexico's main Atlantic port, Veracruz—about 100km east southeast of Mexico City and about 220 km west of Veracruz.

Puebla State of Mexico

Puebla, officially the Free and Sovereign State of Puebla is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 217 municipalities and its capital is the city of Puebla.

Atlixco City & Municipality in Puebla, Mexico

Atlixco is a city and a municipality in the Mexican state of Puebla. It is a regional industrial and commercial center but economically it is much better known for its production of ornamental plants and cut flowers. The city was founded early in the colonial period, originally under the jurisdiction of Huejotzingo, but eventually separated to become an independent municipality. The municipality has a number of notable cultural events, the most important of which is the El Huey Atlixcayotl, a modern adaptation of an old indigenous celebration. This event brings anywhere from 800 to 1,500 participants from all over the state of Puebla to create music, dance, and other cultural and artistic performances.

Tlapacoya (archeological site) Archaeological site

Tlapacoya is an important archaeological site in Mexico, located at the foot of the Tlapacoya volcano, southeast of Mexico City, on the former shore of Lake Chalco. Tlapacoya was a major site for the Tlatilco culture.

Tlatilco culture

Tlatilco culture is a culture that flourished in the Valley of Mexico between the years 1250 BCE and 800 BCE, during the Mesoamerican Early Formative period. Tlatilco, Tlapacoya, and Coapexco are the major Tlatilco culture sites.

Juan de Salmerón was a Spanish colonial official New Spain, and an oidor (judge) of the Second Audiencia, which governed the colony from January 10, 1531 until April 16, 1534. On the latter date, the government was turned over to Antonio de Mendoza, the first viceroy. Along with Fray Toribio de Benavente Motolinia he built the first European settlement at Puebla, Puebla.

Metropolitan areas of Mexico human settlement in Mexico

The metropolitan areas of Mexico have been traditionally defined as the group of municipalities that heavily interact with each other, usually around a core city.

Monasteries on the slopes of Popocatépetl human settlement

The Monasteries on the slopes of Popocatépetl are fourteen 16th-century monasteries which were built by the Augustinians, the Franciscans and the Dominicans in order to evangelize the areas south and east of the Popocatépetl volcano in central Mexico. These monasteries were recognized by the UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 1994, because they served as the model for the early monastery and church buildings as well as evangelization efforts in New Spain and some points beyond in Latin America. These monasteries almost uniformly feature a very large atrium in front of a single nave church with a capilla abierta or open chapel. The atrium functioned as the meeting point between the indigenous peoples and the missionary friars, with mass for the newly converted held outdoors instead of within the church. This arrangement can be found repeated in other areas of Mexico as these friars continued to branch out over New Spain.

Chiautla de Tapia is a city and municipality in La Mixteca region of Puebla in south-eastern Mexico. The municipality of Chiautla has a surface area of 685.05 km² which makes it the largest municipality in the state of Puebla. The BUAP has a Regional Section there.

Aquila, Veracruz human settlement in Mexico

Aquila Municipality is a municipality in Veracruz, Mexico. It is located about 136 km from state capital Xalapa to the south-west. It has a surface of 35.37 km2. It is located at 18°48′N 97°18′W.

Cholula may refer to:

Cuautinchán Municipality and town in Puebla, Mexico

Cuautinchán is a town and municipality in Puebla in south-eastern Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 136.50 km². As of 2010, the municipality had a total population of 9538. It is located northeast of Alpatlahuac and northwest of Tecali de Herrera and roughly 20 kilometers southeast of Puebla city.

Cuautlancingo Municipality is a town and municipality in Puebla, south-eastern Mexico. It is part of the Metropolitan area of Puebla. The town is bordered on the north by the state of Tlaxcala, Tlaxcala, east to the municipality of Tlaxcala and the city of Puebla, to the south with the municipality of San Pedro Cholula and Puebla and west by the municipality of Coronango.

Huejotzingo City & Municipality in Puebla, Mexico

Huejotzingo (modern Nahuatl pronunciation  is a small city and municipality located just northwest of the city of Puebla, in central Mexico. The settlement’s history dates back to the pre-Hispanic period, when it was a dominion, with its capital a short distance from where the modern settlement is today. Modern Huejotzingo is located where a Franciscan monastery was founded in 1525, and in 1529, the monks moved the indigenous population of Huejotzingo to live around the monastery. Today, Huejotzingo is known for the production of alcoholic apple cider and fruit preserves, as well as its annual carnival. This carnival is distinct as it centers on the re-enactment of several historical and legendary events related to the area. The largest of these is related to the Battle of Puebla, with about 2,000 residents representing French and Mexican forces that engage in mock battles over four days.

Puebla (municipality) Municipality in Puebla, Mexico

Puebla Municipality is a municipality in the State of Puebla in eastern Central Mexico. The municipality covers a total area of 534.32 square kilometres (206.30 sq mi). The City of Puebla is the municipal seat, as well as the capital of the state.

San Salvador el Verde Municipality and town in Puebla, Mexico

San Salvador el Verde (municipality) is a town and municipality in Puebla in south-eastern Mexico. It is best known as the site of the Chautla Hacienda, which was the property of Eulogio Gillow, the first archbishop of Antequera and contains an English style residence called locally called "El Castillo". The facility today is run as a recreation center.

Tlapacoya (municipality) is a town and municipality in Puebla in south-eastern Mexico.

Zacapoaxtla Municipality is a municipality in Puebla in south-eastern Mexico.

Los Volcanes Biosphere Reserve Biosphere reserve in Mexico | designated in 2010

Los Volcanes Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve located within the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt of south-central Mexico. The 171,774.4 hectares (663.225 sq mi) reserve surrounds the volcanoes of Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl and marks the biogeographical boundary between the Nearctic and Neotropic ecozones. The reserve is managed by Iztaccíhuatl Popocatépetl Zoquiapan National Park.

Eloxochitlán is a municipality located in the southeastern part of the state of Puebla in Mexico. In the town there is a high rate of indigenous population: about 44%.