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(Spanish tlasˈkala)
1. (Placename) 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. (Placename) 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: 15 777 (2005). Official name: Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl


(tlɑsˈkɑ lɑ)

1. a state in SE central Mexico. 883,924; 1554 sq. mi. (4025 sq. km).
2. the capital of this state. 12,000.
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In this study, a rapid assessment was performed of the myrmecofauna in Tizatlan Botanical Garden (TBG) in Tlaxcala de Xicotencatl, Tlaxcala state, Mexico.
A spokeswoman for the Tlaxcala state government told AFP eight men and one woman were killed instantly in the village, which is part of the municipality of Nativitas, 125 kilometers (78 miles) east of Mexico City.
The Friday explosion was ignited when a stray firework fell into a truck carrying other fireworks, said Jose Mateo Morales, director of emergency services for Tlaxcala state, Reuters reported.
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 Queretaro plant initially will manufacture about the same volume of emulsion polymers and polyacrylates as the 46-year-old facility at Apizaco, in Tlaxcala state, which borders the state of Mexico to the east.
After visiting Lake Texcoco, we set back out and crisscrossed farm after farm before reaching Calpulalpan, in Tlaxcala state.
As I pointed out earlier, potential migrants in northwest Tlaxcala have a number of international alternatives from which to choose: they can apply to work in Canada through the Tlaxcala State Employment Office; they can apply directly to one of three private statewide labour recruiters to cut tobacco in North Carolina or another southern state in the H2A program; and, if they have the contacts and can amass the resources, they can slip into the United States and join several million undocumented migrants there.