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Chiefdom of Cocollán
Cacicazgo de Cocollán
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Capital Cocollán
Languages Coca
Government Chiefdom
 •  1100–? Huehuetztlatzin
 •  1510–1521 Citlali
Historical era Pre-Columbian
 •  Established 1100
 •  Disestablished 1521
Currency Tribute
Succeeded by
Viceroyalty of New Spain

The Chiefdom of Cocollán (meaning "place of undulations") was a pre-Columbian state founded by Coca tribes in present-day central Jalisco, Mexico.


The ancient Chiefdom of Cocollán was founded by Coca tribes, former residents of the Chiefdom of Tonalá, sometime during the 12th century by Huehuetztlatzin.[1] Cocollán's tributaries were Santa Ana Acatlán, Tizapanito (present-day Villa Corona), Xilotepetque, Tecolotlán, Atengo, and Tenamaxtlán.[1]

The city of Cocollán was destroyed in the 16th century, which caused the inhabitants to move westward toward near what is now Tlajomulco de Zúñiga in 1509. The Tlajomulcans drove the Cocolláns off their territory, and they transported back to their old site in Santa Ana Acatlán, where they stayed until 1519.

In 1519, the Cocolláns went back to the top of a mountain that runs from east to west in order to build the town of Cocollán again, where they remained until the arrival of the Spanish.

In 1521, with Citlali as cacique,[1] Cocollán was discovered and conquered by the Spaniard Alonso de Avalos, who incorporated it into the Avalos Province.[1]


  • Huehuetzlatzin
  • Citlali (meaning "star") was the last of the Cocollán chiefs. He participated in the Salitre War.

Subjugated villages[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Jalisco - Cocula". Retrieved 9 April 2011.