Terrenate is a city, and the surrounding municipality of the same name, in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. It is situated in the highest part of the state, at 2,680 metres above sea level. "Terrenate" is a Nahuatl name meaning "land the colour of masa" . Terrenate is in the extreme northeast of the state, adjacent to the municipalities of:
Chiefly agricultural: crops and livestock. Little other industry or employment opportunities. Migration levels, particularly to the United States, are high.In 1996, what are now the municipalities of Emiliano Zapata and Lázaro Cárdenas, were split off from Terrenate when the state created 16 new municipalities.