Tukuran is bounded on the south by
Beginning at point 1 north of Bayao Creek, following its upstream course to point 2, a distance of 2,900 meter hence to point 3, W51-00 W a distance of 6,500 meter hence to point 4, N69-00W a distance of 10,500 meter hence due cast to point 5 intersection of Tukuran and lot 8-00W a distance of 3,700 meter hence the following the downstream course of Tukuran river. To point 6 junction of Alegria Creek and Tukuran river, a distance of about 16,100 meter, hence to point 7 in a direction until it intersects the Aurora Pagadian National Road at 142 km. a distance of 3,700 meter, hence to point 8.523 – OO E until it intersects the political boundary of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur and Lanao a distance of 5,400 meter, hence the following the said political boundary in a Southwesterly direction to the shoreline back to point 1 South of Bayao Creek”. 
2. Santo Niño 16. Militar
3. Alindahaw 17. Navalan
4. Baclay 18. Panduma Sr.
5. Balimbingan 19. Sambulawan
7. Buenasuerte 21. Santo Rosario
8. Camanga 22. Sugod
10. Curvada 24. Tagulo
11. Laperian 25. Tinotongan
Tukuran is characterized by a mixed topography. It has a terrain ranging from level ground to undulating hills, to steep mountains. Specifically, the southern portion of the municipality, with barangays in and around the Poblacion has sea level to gently sloping areas. These areas have slope from 1-8%. On the other hand, the portion north and northeast of Tukuran are covered with hills and mountains, which are generally forest and open grassland. These are the areas between Tukuran and the
The climate of Tukuran is classified as type IV, meaning with no distinct wet or dry season, which is favorable to the cultivation of crops. Heavy rain occurs in July and August and gradually declines from September to January. Average annual rainfall for the municipality is 183 mms.
Temperature is warm throughout the year due to lack of dry season. The relative humidity from January to May is 80% from June to December. Prevailing wind direction is southwesterly. The wind experiences in the area are merely results of depression and monsoon winds.
The slope of the land is one of the factors considered in determining the suitability of lands for urban development as well as its capability for agricultural cultivation. Approximately 55% of the total land area has a slope of more than 25%. These areas are strongly sloping to mountainous. Mostly situated near the boundaries between Aurora on the north and the Lanao
Portions of Bagong-Baroy, Buenasuerte, Man-ilan, and
Knowledge of the basic soil types and its characteristics existing in an area is necessary in the selection for the best use of the land.
Records of the soil division. Department of Agriculture showed that the soil of Tukuran are divided in the following soil types:
1. Hydro-soil – is suitable for aqua-culture e.g. fishpond and fish culture
2. San Miguel Clay Loam – is suitable for the cultivation of rice, legumes and other diversified crops.
3. Buayan Silt Loam – is suitable for the cultivation of rice, corn and vegetables.
4. Camansa Silt Loam – is suitable for the cultivation of upland rice, corn, coconut and root crops since this type of soil is situated on steep to very steep slopes.
5. Bolinao Clay – is suitable for raising upland rice, corn, and coconuts. These types of soil are located on the northern slopes between Tukuran and the
The 1995 Mid-decade Population count of the Municipality showed that the town has the total population of 30,608. This number registers an increase of 4,300 people over the 1990 population count of 26.308 or an annual growth rate of 2.62%. Population increase is attributed to the provincial center (
Education and Literacy Rate
The total population within the school age bracket represents more than thirty-three percent (33.35) as of 1995 municipality population. Elementary grade age level represents more than (49.35%) of the total school age population of the secondary age grade level (27.06%) and tertiary educational age level approximately 23.59%.
Literacy is defined as the condition or quality of being literate especially the ability to read and write. A detailed analysis of the literacy status of the population 7 years old and above indicate that almost 62.54% have at least an elementary grade education (21.31%) have reached high school and 5.24% have attained college education. The academic degree holder comprises only 3.35%.8