Sinaloa


Sinaloa
/seen'l oh"euh, sin'-/; Sp. /see'nah law"ah/, n.
a state in W Mexico, bordering on the Gulf of California. 1,714,000; 22,582 sq. mi. (58,485 sq. km). Cap.: Culiacán.

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State (pop., 2000: 2,536,844), northwestern Mexico.

It has an area of 22,521 sq mi (58,328 sq km), and its capital is Culiacán. It was made a state in 1830 and consists of a tropical coastal plain along the Gulf of California that rises inland to the Sierra Madre Occidental. The popular resort city of Mazatlán is on its coast. It is primarily an agricultural area, producing wheat, cotton, tobacco, and sugarcane. Salt, graphite, manganese, and gold are mined.

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 estado (state), northwestern Mexico. It is bounded by the Gulf of California (California, Gulf of) (also called the Sea of Cortez) and the Pacific Ocean to the west and by the states of Sonora to the north, Chihuahua and Durango to the east, and Nayarit to the south. Its capital city is Culiacán.

      Sinaloa occupies an elongated strip of territory that rises from a barren, tropical coastal plain to the Sierra Madre Occidental inland and is crossed by several large rivers flowing down from the highlands to the sea. Islands and areas adjacent to them in the Gulf of California are part of a larger gulfwide UNESCO World Heritage site designated in 2005.

      Sinaloa was made a state in 1830. Its government is headed by a governor who is elected to a single term of six years; members of a unicameral legislature, the House of Deputies, are elected to three-year terms. The legislature can levy taxes, but in reality Sinaloa depends on the federal government for most of its revenue. The state is divided into local governmental units called municipios (municipalities).

      Sinaloa is primarily an agricultural area producing wheat, chickpeas, rice, cotton, tobacco, sugarcane, and other crops on irrigated lands in the river valleys. Fishing and aquaculture are also important. Zinc, gold, silver, lead, manganese, and other minerals are mined. Manufactures include beer, cigarettes, and cotton textiles. The major highway and railroad leading from Heroica Nogales (Nogales) (in Sonora) to Mexico City pass through Culiacán and Mazatlán, the state's main Pacific Ocean port. A highway also connects Mazatlán with Durango and other inland cities. Area 22,521 square miles (58,328 square km). Pop. (2000) 2,536,844; (2005) 2,608,442.

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  • Sinaloa — Sinalōa, Staat in der Republik Mexiko, am Kalifornischen Golf, 71.380 qkm, (1900) 296.701 E., gebirgig (bis 2780 m), mineralreich; Hauptstadt Culiacán …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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