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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
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(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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The company is supplying its SF7 bifacial trackers for a solar park located in Tlaxcala state, the company has announced.
In 2013, a rocket hit a truck loaded with fireworks bound for a religious procession in Tlaxcala state, killing 17.
Although the results of this study are based on isolated sampling in the Tizatlan botanical garden, they provide a valuable contribution to the sparse knowledge of the myrmecofauna of Tlaxcala state. With the information provided by Rojas (2001), Vasquez-Bolanos (2011), Rios-Casanova (2013) and the present study, the number of species recorded in the state of Tlaxcala has increased to 20, the number of genera has increased to 17, tribes to 12 and subfamilies to 5.
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.
"They were in a procession, they were shooting off rockets and it exploded and fell onto the other ones," said Jose Mateo Morales, director of the Tlaxcala state civil protection department.
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.
The trophobiotic relationships of Liometopum apiculatum Mayr, an edible insect of local economical importance, with Hemiptera Sternorryncha at the Tlaxcala state were studied.
After visiting Lake Texcoco, we set back out and crisscrossed farm after farm before reaching Calpulalpan, in Tlaxcala state. Then we arrived at my most-anticipated stop of the trip, a little restaurant called La cava del chinicuil, named in honor of the red worms that live there.
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.