Location of Huaquechula within Puebla.
Huaquechula is the name of a municipality in east Puebla, Mexico, as well as the name of the town that is its municipal seat.
The name Huaquechula comes from Nahuatl Quauhquechollan, meaning "place of eagle-spoonbills".
In the early 16th century, the place was the site of an armed clash between Tlaxcaltecas and Mexicas in which the former wreaked bloody havoc. A son of Moctezuma Xocoyotzin ('Moctezuma the Younger', or Moctezuma II; c.1466-June 29, 1520), the Huey Tlatoani of the Mexicas from 1502 until 1520, died there in combat.
During the colonial period of was part of the corrijidorimento of Atrisco.
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Coordinates: 18°46′N 98°33′W / 18.767°N 98.550°W
- ^ Francisco Javier Clavijero, Historia antigua de México, Book V, p. 203. Cited in Próspero Cahuantzi, 'La ortografía de la palabra Cuauhtémoc', Boletín de la Sociedad Mexicana de Geografía y Estadística, Quinta época, tomo II, 1907, p. 101.
- ^ Peter Gerhard, Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972) p. 55