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Texcoco

Texcoco is a city in Mexico State, Mexico, located at 19.52N, 98.88W, to the east of Mexico City. In 2003 Texcoco had an estimated population of about 109,000 people.

History In Pre-Columbian times Texcoco was an independent Nahuatl city state. It allied itself with Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City) early on, and became the 2nd most important city politically in the Aztec Empire, by agreement recieving 2/5 of the tribute collected by the Empire. The city was known as a center of learning within the Empire, and had a famed library including books from older Mesoamerican civilizations. King Nezahualcoyotl was a noted poet, philosopher, and patron of the arts



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