Ocotlán, Tlaxcala


Basilica of Ocotlán
Coordinates: 19°19′00″N 98°13′42″W / 19.31667°N 98.22833°W / 19.31667; -98.22833Coordinates: 19°19′00″N 98°13′42″W / 19.31667°N 98.22833°W / 19.31667; -98.22833
Country  Mexico
State Tlaxcala
Municipality Tlaxcala
Elevation 2,280 m (7,480 ft)
Population (2005)
  Total 22,082
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code 90100
Area code(s) 246

Ocotlán (from the Nahuatl ocotl ("pine tree"), meaning "place of pines") is a city in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala, located in the centre of that state within the conurbation of the state capital, Tlaxcala de Xicohténcatl.

The Basilica of Ocotlán, dedicated to the Virgin of Ocotlán, a 1541 Marian apparition, is a site of Roman Catholic pilgrimage.

In the 2005 INEGI census, Ocotlán reported a population of 22,082, making it the largest settlement in the municipality of Tlaxcala: more populous even than the state capital, which reported 15,777.[1]


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