is a municipality
in the southeastern corner of the state of Tabasco
, in Mexico
. It is located at about . Its official name is Tenosique de Pino Suárez
, which is also the name of the town that is the cabecera de municipio
, the municipal seat of the municipality. The town had a 2005 census population of 31,392 inhabitants (the fourth-largest community in the state after Villahermosa
, and Comalcalco
), while the municipality had a population of 55,601. The municipality has an area of and includes many small outlying communities.
Tenosique's etymology: from the Maya words "Tana" or house and "tsiic" weaving or counting threads. Which leaves us with "casa de los hilanderos " or "House of Weavers or thread counters". Tenosique was founded c. 1000 B.C. in the Preclassic Maya Period (according to Magnolia Paz Nexo in her book Tenosique Prehispánico y Colonial edited by the Government of Tabasco). Since then Tenosique has been occupied uninterruptedly.