Terrenate is a municipality of the State of Tlaxcala, and municipal homonymous head. The latter is also known as San Nicolás Terrenate. The region in which it is located is the highest in the state, at 2,680 meters above sea level the municipal seat, while another of its largest populations, Villarreal, is located at 3,080 meters above sea level. The meaning of the name is a word composed of a Nahuatl-Spanish hybridity. Terrenate means "Ground color of mass".