Tenochtitlan

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Mexico Tenochtitlan
1325–1428

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Model o the temple destrict o Tenochtitlan at the Naitional Museum o Anthropology
Caipital Tenochtitlan
Leid(s) Nahuatl
Releegion Mexica releegion
Government Monarchy
Historical era Pre-Columbian
 - Established 1325
 - Formation o the Aztec Empire 1428

Tenochtitlan (Classical Nahuatl: Tenochtitlan [tenotʃˈtitɬan]) wis an Aztec altepetl (ceety-state) locatit on an island in Loch Texcoco, in the Valley o Mexico. Foondit in 1325, it acame the caipital o the expandin Mexica Empire in the 15t century,[1] till captured bi the Spainyie in 1521. At its peak, it wos the laorgest ceety in the Pre-Columbian Americas. When paired wi Mexico, the name is a reference tae Mexica, an aa kent as "Aztecs" altho thay referred tae themselves as Mexica. It subsequently acame a cabecera of the Viceroyalty o New Spain. The day the ruins o Tenochtitlan are locatit in the central pairt o Mexico Ceety.

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  1. "Tenochtitlán, la capital azteca". www.historiang.com. Retrieved 8 April 2011.