Huamantla is a city and its surrounding municipality of the same name, located in the eastern part of the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. It is the third-largest city in the state in population (after Villa Vicente Guerrero and Apizaco), with a 2005 census population of 47,286. The city is the municipal seat of the municipality of Huamantla, which has an area of 354.34 km² (136.81 sq mi) and includes numerous outlying communities, the largest of which are Ignacio Zaragoza, San José Xicohténcatl, and Benito Juárez.
- Post-Classical period: A group of Otomi people migrated from Chiapan, in the present day state of Mexico, to Huamantla, according to the Codex Huamantla.
Huamantla is a major centre for the raising of livestock for bullfighting. The city is also home to the National Puppet Museum, and a major international puppetry festival is held there every August. The local annual Easter celebrations are also among the most colourful in the country, with traditional sawdust works of art laid down across many of the town's streets prior to the passage of the lively processions.
Huamantla was named a "Pueblo Mágico" in 2007.
- Link to tables of population data from Census of 2005 INEGI: Instituto Nacional de Estadística, Geografía e Informática
- Tlaxcala Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
- Municipio de Huamantla Official website
- Photo gallery of sawdust art in the streets of Huamantla (El Universal)