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Municipality and town
Coat of arms of Tlanalapa
Coat of arms
Tlanalapa is located in Mexico
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 19°49′N 98°36′W / 19.817°N 98.600°W / 19.817; -98.600Coordinates: 19°49′N 98°36′W / 19.817°N 98.600°W / 19.817; -98.600
Country  Mexico
State  Hidalgo
Municipal seat Escudo de armas de Tlanalapa.gifTlanalapa
 • Total 156.7 km2 (60.5 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 8,662

Tlanalapa is a town and one of the 84 municipalities of Hidalgo, in central-eastern Mexico. The municipality covers an area of 156.7 km².

As of 2005, the municipality had a total population of 8,662.[1]


This was the center of the Tlanalapan state prior to the Spanish incursion. It was a dependency of Otompa. By 1521 the area was taken over by the Spanish. During the colonial period it was part of Apa y Tepeapulco except for a short time around 1545 when it was the center of a separate jurisdiction.[2]


  1. ^ "Tlanalapa". Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México. Instituto Nacional para el Federalismo y el Desarrollo Municipal. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  2. ^ Peter Gerhard, Guide to the Historical Geography of New Spain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972) p. 53