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State of Sinaloa
Flag of State of Sinaloa
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Coat of arms of State of Sinaloa
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Location within Mexico
Location within Mexico
Municipalities of Sinaloa
Municipalities of Sinaloa
Country Flag of Mexico Mexico
Capital Culiacán
Municipalities 18
Government
 - Governor Jesús Aguilar Padilla  PRI
 - Federal Deputies PRI: 6
PAN: 2
 - Federal Senators PRI: 2
PAN: 1
Area
Ranked 18th
 - Total 58,238 km² (22,485.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 - Total 2,608,442 (Ranked 15th)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
HDI (2004) 0.7800 - medium
Ranked 17th
ISO 3166-2 MX-SIN
Postal abbr. Sin.
Website: Sinaloa state government

Sinaloa is one of the 31 states of Mexico. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (576x1049, 145 KB) Escudo de armas del estado de Sinaloa, México File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Sinaloa User:Node ue User:Node ue/bor User... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Location in the State of Sinaloa. ... Municipal Palace of Veracruz Municipalities (municipios in Spanish) are the second-level administrative division in Mexico (where the first-level administrative division is the estado, or state). ... The United Mexican States ( Mexico) is a federal republic comprising 31 states and one federal district (the Mexican Federal District, or Distrito Federal). ... Jesús Alberto Aguilar Padilla (b. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their surface area. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Political division of Mexico The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their total population (per year 2000 census data from INEGI). ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Mountain Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Mountain Daylight Time or MDT is the Mountain Standard Time Zone (or MST) during Daylight Savings Time. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... This page talks about Human Development Index, for other HDIs see HDI (disambiguation) World map indicating Human Development Index (2007). ... States of Mexico colored by HDI The following table presents a listing of Mexicos 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state), ranked in order of their Human Development Index, as reported by the United Nations in 2004. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... The United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexico) comprises 31 states (estados) and one federal district (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ...

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Geography

It is bordered by the states of Sonora to the north, Chihuahua to the northeast, Durango to the east, and Nayarit to the south. To the west of Sinaloa lies the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. Sonora is a state in northwestern Mexico, bordering the states of Chihuahua to the east, Sinaloa to the south, and Baja California to the northwest. ... THEY SUC |native_name = |nickname = Lady of the Desert |settlement_type = |motto = |image_skyline = |imagesize = |image_caption = |image_flag = Mexico stateflags Chihuahua. ... Durango (IPA pronunciation ) is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 20 Government  - Governor Ney González Sánchez (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 2 PRD: 1  - Federal Senators PRI: 2 PRD: 1 Area Ranked 23rd  - State 26,979 km²  (10,416. ... The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cortés; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or, much less frequently, Golfo de California) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. ...


Culture

Culturally, it is known for a style of music known as banda, and corrido is also popular. It is the only place in the continent where the ancient ball game of Mesoamerica is still played, in a handful of small, rural communities not far from Mazatlán. The ritual ball game was central in the society, religion and cosmology of all the great Mesoamerican cultures including the Mixtecs, Aztecs, and Maya. The Sinaloa version of the ball game (the consensus is that it is very faithful indeed to the original game) is called ulama. There are efforts to avoid the extinction of this (at least) 3,500-year old unique tradition by supporting the communities and children that still play it. [1] Banda is a brass-based form of traditional Mexican music. ... The corrido is a popular narrative song and poetry form, a ballad, of the mestizo Mexican cultural area (which includes the Southwestern states of the United States, taken from Mexican sovereignty in the mid 19th Century). ... Ballcourt at Monte Alban Ballcourt at Uaxactun The Mesoamerican ballgame[1] was a sport with ritual associations played for over 3000 years by the peoples of Mesoamerica in Pre-Columbian times. ... This article is about the culture area. ... Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Mazatlán Government  - Mayor Alejandro Higuera Osuna Area  - Municipality 3,068. ... Jade mask found in Tomb 7, Monte Alban, c. ... The word Aztec is usually used as a historical term, although some contemporary Nahuatl speakers would consider themselves Aztecs. ... This article is about the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. ...


Demographics

The state capital of Sinaloa is Culiacán. Other large cities in Sinaloa with airports that serve as points of entry include Mazatlán, a tourist resort, and Los Mochis, an agricultural center. Nickname: Location in the State of Sinaloa. ... Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Mazatlán Government  - Mayor Alejandro Higuera Osuna Area  - Municipality 3,068. ... Location of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Ahome Founded in 1893 Founded by Benjamin F. Jonhston Government  - Mayor Policarpo Infante Fierro PRI Elevation 10 m (33 ft) Population (2005)  - City 231,977 Time zone Pacific Time zone (UTC-7)  - Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-6) 1...


Economy

Sinaloa is a major exporter of chickens. Many native Sinaloans have a small chicken house and farmers sell the eggs and chickens in order for many restaurants to use as a main dish. The chicken enchilada originated from the northern part of Sinaloa.


Sinaloa is one of the most prominent states in Mexico in terms of agriculture, and additionally has one of the largest fishing fleets.


Many of the drugs that come into the United States and other countries come out of Sinaloa, ranging from marijuana and meth to crack cocaine. In May 2008, the Mexican government dispatched roughly 30,000 troops to control drug-related crime. An estimated 1,000 deaths over the prior year were related to Cartel activity, including Alfredo Beltran Leyva A.K.A el mochomo, and Ramon Arellano Felix.


History

Early inhabitants

The current state of Sinaloa was inhabited by mostly hunter and gatherer tribes. The major tribes were the Cahitas, Tahues, Totorames, Pacaxees, Acaxees and the Xiximes. Cahita is a group of North American Indians, mainly of the Mayo and Yaqui tribes, found chiefly in Mexico, belonging to the Piman family, and numbering some 40,000. ... Acaxee, A Taracahitian tribe or group of tribes in the Sierra Madre Occidental in eastern Sinaloa and n,w, Durango. ...


Films

  • 2006 - Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side). Directed by Natalia Almada.

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Coordinates: 25°0′0″N, 107°30′0″W The United Mexican States are a federation made up by thirty-one free and sovereign states. ... Aguascalientes IPA: is a state of Mexico, situated in the center of the country. ... Location within Mexico Municipalities of Baja California Country Capital Municipalities 5 Largest City Tijuana Government  - Governor José Guadalupe Osuna Millán (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 8  - Federal Senators Alejandro González (PAN) Rafael Díaz (PAN) Fernando Castro (PRI) Area Ranked 12th  - Total 69,921 km² (26,996. ... Baja California Sur (English: South Lower California) is one of the 31 States of Mexico, occupying the part of the Baja California Peninsula south of the 28th parallel. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 11 Largest City San Francisco de Campeche Government  - Governor Jorge Carlos Hurtado Valdez (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI:2  - Federal Senators PRI:2 PAN:1 Area Ranked 18th  - State 50,812 km²  (19,618. ... Location within Mexico Municipalities of Chiapas Country Mexico Capital Municipalities 118 Largest City Tuxtla Gutiérrez Government  - Governor Juan José Sabines Guerrero (PRD)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 7 PRD: 5  - Federal Senators PRI: 1 PRD: 1 PVEM: 1 Area Ranked 8th  - Total 74,211 km² (28,653 sq mi) Population (2005... THEY SUC |native_name = |nickname = Lady of the Desert |settlement_type = |motto = |image_skyline = |imagesize = |image_caption = |image_flag = Mexico stateflags Chihuahua. ... Coahuila (formal name: Coahuila de Zaragoza) is one of Mexicos 31 component states. ... Location within Mexico Country  Mexico Capital Colima Municipalities 10 Largest City Manzanillo Government  - Governor Jesus Silverio Cavazos Ceballos (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 2  - Federal Senators PAN: 2 PRI: 1 Area Ranked 29th  - State 5,191 km²  (2,004. ... Durango (IPA pronunciation ) is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... Guanajuato is a state in the central highlands of Mexico. ... Location within Central America Country Mexico Capital Municipalities 76 Largest City Acapulco Government  - Governor Carlos Zeferino Torreblanca Galindo (PRD)  - Federal Deputies PRD: 9  - Federal Senators PRD: 2 PRI: 1 Area Ranked 14th  - Total 64,281 km² (24,819 sq mi) Population (2005)  - Total 3,115,202(Ranked 11th) Time zone... Hidalgo is a state in central Mexico, with an area of 20,502 km². In 2000 the state had a population of some 2,231,000 people. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 126 Largest City Guadalajara Government  - Governor Emilio González Márquez (PAN)  - Federal Deputies PAN: 18 PRI: 1  - Federal Senators Eva Contreras (PAN) Héctor Pérez (PAN) Ramiro Hernández (PRI) Area Ranked 6th  - State 30,534. ... The United Mexican States, or Mexico, is a federal republic, comprising 31 states. ... Location within Mexico Municipalities of Michoacán Country Mexico Capital Municipalities 113 Government  - Governor Leonel Godoy (PRD)  - Federal Deputies PRD: 8 PAN: 4  - Federal Senators Jesús Garibay García (PRD) Silvano Aureoles Conejo (PRD) Marko A. Cortés (PAN) Area Ranked 16th  - Total 59,928 km² (23,138. ... Morelos is one of the constituent states of Mexico. ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 20 Government  - Governor Ney González Sánchez (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 2 PRD: 1  - Federal Senators PRI: 2 PRD: 1 Area Ranked 23rd  - State 26,979 km²  (10,416. ... Location within Mexico Country Mexico Capital Municipalities 51 Largest City Monterrey Government  - Governor Natividad González Parás  - Federal Deputies PAN: 7 PRI: 5  - Federal Senators PAN :2 PRI: 1 Area Ranked 13th  - Total 64,210 km² (24,791. ... Catedral de Santo Domingo The Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca or simply Oaxaca   is one of the 31 states of Mexico, located in the southern part of Mexico, west of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. ... The Mexican state of Puebla is located in the center of the country, to the east of Mexico City. ... Querétaro (formal name: Querétaro Arteaga) is a state in central Mexico. ... Quintana Roo is a state of Mexico, on the eastern part of the Yucatán Peninsula. ... The Mexican state of San Luis Potosí has an area of 62,848 km² (24,266 mi²). It is in the north-central part of the Mexican republic, bordered by the states of Jalisco, Guanajuato, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and Zacatecas. ... Sonora is a state in northwestern Mexico, bordering the states of Chihuahua to the east, Sinaloa to the south, and Baja California to the northwest. ... This article is about the Mexican state of Tabasco. ... Tamaulipas is a state in the northeast of Mexico. ... For other uses, see Tlaxcala (disambiguation). ... Location within Mexico Country Capital Municipalities 212 Largest City Veracruz Government  - Governor Fidel Herrera Beltrán (PRI)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 6 PAN: 11 PRD: 2 Convergencia: 2  - Federal Senators PRD: 1 PAN: 1 Convergencia: 1 Area Ranked 11th  - Total 71,699 km² (27,683. ... For other uses, see Yucatán (disambiguation). ... This article is about a state of Mexico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Tour By Mexico ® - Sinaloa State --- 8 (299 words)
Sinaloa is located between parallels 22º 22´ and 27º 18´ north latitude and 107º 13´ and 109º 02´ west longitude occupying the northern zone of the Mexican coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Sinaloa is a natural north-south corridor that contains big rivers, rich submarine layers, beaches, estuaries, dense jungles and mountains and deserts.
The name "Sinaloa" derives from the Cahita dialect and was composed of "sina" (kind of Pithaya) and "lobala" (round house), so that Sinalobala eventually became Sinaloa and means a kind of round Pithaya.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Sinaloa (418 words)
Sinaloa was discovered in 1530 by the ill-reputed D. Nuño de Guzman who founded the city of San Miguel de Culiacan.
The province of Culiacan was soon obliged to face the terrors of war brought upon it by the barbarous cruelties of Nuño and his favourite, Diego Hernandez de Proaño.
Diocese of Sinaloa, which had formed part of the ecclesiastical province of Guadalajara, and the Bishop of Sonora removed to Hermosillo.
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