Tenochtitlan

Frae Wikipedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mexico Tenochtitlan
1325–1428
{{{coat_alt}}}
Glyph
Model o the temple destrict o Tenochtitlan at the Naitional Museum o Anthropology
Model o the temple destrict o Tenochtitlan at the Naitional Museum o Anthropology
Caipital Tenochtitlan
Common leids Nahuatl
Releegion Mexica releegion
Govrenment Monarchy
Historical era Pre-Columbian
• Established
1325
• Formation o the Aztec Empire
1428
Succeedit bi
Aztec Empire

Tenochtitlan (Clessical 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 wis 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 o the Viceroyalty o New Spain. The day the ruins o Tenochtitlan are locatit in the central pairt o Mexico Ceety.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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