Tunkás Municipality

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Tunkás
Municipality
Location of Tunkás in Yucatán
Location of Tunkás in Yucatán
Tunkás is located in Mexico
Tunkás
Tunkás
Location of Tunkás in Yucatán
Coordinates: 20°54′N 88°45′W / 20.900°N 88.750°W / 20.900; -88.750Coordinates: 20°54′N 88°45′W / 20.900°N 88.750°W / 20.900; -88.750
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
State Flag of Yucatan.svg Yucatán
Government
 • Type PRI PRI Party (Mexico).svg2007-2010
Area
 • Total 514.79 km2 (198.76 sq mi)
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Population (2005 [2][3])
 • Total 3,421
Time zone Central Standard Time (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)
INEGI Code 097
Major Airport Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport
IATA Code MID
ICAO Code MMMD
Website Official Website

Tunkás is a municipality (municipio) in the Mexican state of Yucatán. The municipal seat (cabecera municipal) is a town of the same name, and there are various outlying settlements which also are a part of the municipality. According to the Mexican census of 2000 (XII Censo General), the municipal population is 3,528 the majority of whom (2,890) reside in the town of Tunkás.

The municipality relies on farming for the majority of its economy, along with remittances from emigrants. Tunakseños migrate to the beach resorts of Quintana Roo, mostly Cancún and Playa del Carmen, as well as to the United States. Large concentrations of people from Tunkás can be found in Inglewood and Santa Ana, both in California.[citation needed]

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