Tukuran is a 4th class municipality in the province of Zamboanga del Sur, Philippines. The town of Tukuran is situated in the isthmus of Zamboanga peninsula of its southern part.
After the construction of Maharlika Highway or The Tukuran-Dabliston Road, Tukuran has become the passageway of two regions – that is, Region 9 and Region 10. Tukuran is now known as the "Gate" of the Province of Zamboanga del Sur.
The City of Pagadian can be reached within 20-30 minutes via private vehicle while 45–50 minutes via public utility vehicles.
Historically, Tukuran was a passing point of many merchants because of its location in the trade route. Merchants of different tribes regularly passed by the area, carrying with them their wares. These merchants usually came from the nearby provinces, most specifically, Zamboanga City and Southern Mindanao, as well as the places of Lanao and the Misamis region (Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental). When the Spaniards came, they tried to control the trade route, building the famous Fort Militar that overlooks Tukuran and the northern part of Illana Bay, as well as the so-called Spanish Trocha which then connected Tukuran directly to the regions of Lanao and Misamis. It came to be known as the "Trocha de Tukuran".