TlaxcalaTlaxcala is a state in Mexico located to the east of Mexico City.
Tlaxcala is bordered to the west by the state of Mexico, to the northwest by Hidalgo, and to the north, east, and south by Puebla. The state consists of 60 municipalites. It covers an area or 4,037 km² and is thus the smallest of Mexico's states. According to the 2000 census, Tlaxcala had a population of 962,646 (51.2% female and 48.8% male). The state's main exports are textiles, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.
ISO 3166-2 is MX-TLA.
Also in the state of Tlaxcala are the cities of Apizaco, Calpulapan, Chiautempan, Huamantla, and the pre-Columbian ruins of Cacaxtla and Xochitécatl.
Tlaxcala was a nation in pre-Columbian times which was never conquered by the Aztecs; the Tlaxcaltecas aided Hernán Cortés in his conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century. The name "Tlaxcala" means "Place of Maize Corn Bread".