Heroica Ciudad de Tlaxiaco
The Heroic City of Tlaxiaco is a city in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. It is located in the northwest of the state, and belongs to the Mixteca Alta of Oaxaca. It takes its name from the municipal seat, which was called Heroica thanks to a battle in which Mexicans and French fought during the Second French Intervention. Its predominant climate is temperate, its vegetation is pine and oak forest. Its main economic activity is commerce.
Tlaxiaco is a name of Nahuatl origin, which comes from the words Tlach, Quiahui and -co, where it has the approximate meaning of "Site where it rains in the ball game court." Its name in Mixtec is Ndijiinu, which means "Good view." Therefore, both languages privilege the topographic position of the area as a place with good vision and landscape control. The municipality includes the populations of San Pedro Yosotato, the most important of the region, for its extensive territory. They are followed by: Santa María Cuquila, San Isidro, San Pedro Llano Grande, Juan Escutia, Plan de Guadalupe, Agua Zarca, San Miguel del Progreso, San Felipe Tindaco, Joya Grande, Santa María Yucuhiti, Santiago Nuyoo, Santo Tomás Ocotepec, Santa Catarina Yosonotu, San Pedro Molinos, Ojo de Agua, Mexicalzingo de los Granados, San Pedro el Alto and Santa Rosa Ñumi.