Tzucacab is one of the 106 municipalities that constitute the Mexican state of Yucatan. It is located in the south of the state. It has a territorial extension of 1,289 km². According to the II Population and Housing Count of 2005, the municipality has 13,564 inhabitants, of which 6,900 are men and 6,664 are women, its name is interpreted as "Small part of town" because it derives from the Mayan voices, tzuc, portion or part and kakab,"Small town.".