Location of Tunkás in Yucatán
|• Type||PRI 2007-2010|
|• Total||514.79 km2 (198.76 sq mi)|
|Population (2005 )|
|Time zone||Central Standard Time (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||Central Daylight Time (UTC-5)|
|Major Airport||Merida (Manuel Crescencio Rejón) International Airport|
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.
- "Nuestros municipios - Tunkás". Retrieved 2009-11-12.
- "Encyclopedia of the Municipalities of Mexico: Yucatan". Retrieved 2009-11-01.
- Census Results by Locality, 2005 INEGI.