Acolhuacan or Aculhuacan (Nahuatl: ācōlhuahcān;[1] pronounced [aːkoːlˈwaʔkaːn]) was a pre-Columbian province in the east of the Valley of Mexico, inhabited by the Acolhua. Its capital was Texcoco (Tetzcoco). Other altepetl (city-states) in Acolhuacan included Coatl Ichan, Ecatepec, Teotihuacan, and Tepetlaoztoc.

The Aztec glyph for Acolhuacan.


  1. ^ Karttunen (1983): p. 3.


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