Mazatlán


Mazatlán
/mah'sah tlahn"/, n.
a seaport in S Sinaloa, in W Mexico. 169,500.

* * *

Port city (pop., 2000: 327,989), southwestern Sinaloa state, north-central Mexico.

It occupies a peninsula overlooking Olas Altas Bay on the Gulf of California. It is Mexico's largest Pacific Ocean port, and its island-studded harbour is known for its fine sandy beaches. Lying diagonally across the gulf from the tip of Baja California, it provides a communications link between Baja and the mainland. Mazatlán, called the "Pearl of the Pacific," is a fishing centre and a popular tourist resort.

* * *

Mexico
 Pacific port and resort, southwestern Sinaloa state, western north-central Mexico. It occupies a peninsula overlooking Olas Altas Bay, on the Gulf of California. It is Mexico's largest Pacific Ocean port, and its island-studded harbour is known for its fine sandy beaches. Lying diagonally across the gulf from the tip of Baja California, it provides a chief communications link between the peninsula and the mainland. It is also accessible by railroad, highway, and air. Mazatlán, called Pearl of the Pacific, is a fishing and hunting centre and a popular tourist resort. Pop. (1980) 199,830.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mazatlan — Mazatlán Mazatlán est une ville de l état mexicain de Sinaloa. Peuplée de 340 000 habitants, son nom vien du nahuatl et signifie lieu des cerfs. Plus grand port commercial du Mexique, elle est une destination touristique prisée, célèbre pour son… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mazatlán — (que etimológicamente proviene del náhuatl y significa lugar de ciervos y venados , Mazatl=venado, tlán=lugar); es la segunda ciudad con mayor población del estado de Sinaloa en México, con 380,509 habitantes (de acuerdo al censo de población y… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Mazatlan — Mazatlan, Hafen an der Westküste des Mexikanischen Staates Cinaloa; unweit davon die Stadt Presidio de M. mit Seehandel; 3000 Ew …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Mazatlan — Mazatlan, Stadt im mexikan. Staat Sinaloa, am Eingang des Golfs von Kalifornien, unter 23°11 nördl. Br., auf einer Halbinsel an einem seichten Hafen, der durch ein 460 m ü. M. gelegenes Fort verteidigt wird, Sitz eines deutschen Konsuls, hat… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mazatlán — Mazatlán, Hafenstadt im mexik. Staate Sinaloa, (1900) 17.852 E., wichtiger Handelsplatz am Stillen Ozean …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Mazatlán — [mä΄sät län′] seaport & resort on the Pacific coast of Mexico, in the state of Sinaloa: pop. 314,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Mazatlán — For the dredger laid down as SS Mazatlan, see SS Tuxpam. Mazatlán …   Wikipedia

  • Mazatlán — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar al autor …   Wikipedia Español

  • Mazatlán — Lage von Mazatlán in Mexiko. Historisches Stadtzentrum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mazatlan — Lage von Mazatlán in Mexiko. Klimadiagramm von Mazatlán Mazatlán ist eine Stadt in Mexiko. Sie liegt im Bundesstaat Sinaloa; die …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mazatlán — 23°14′29″N 106°24′35″O / 23.24139, 106.40972 …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.