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Los Mochis, Sinaloa

Full nameLos Mochis
Official nameLos Mochis
Founded in1893
Founded byBenjamin F. Johnston
MayorZenén Zochihua Enciso  
Elevation32.8 ft (10 m)
Total Population256,613 (124,228 males, 132,385 females) (2010)
Other information
Time zonePacific Time zone (UTC-7)
- Summer (DST)Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-6)

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Los Mochis (-eslos 'motʃis) is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. It serves as the municipal seat of the municipality of Ahome. As of the 2010 census, the population was 256,613, which was 61 percent of the municipality's population.

Los Mochis (Place of Turtles)is the western terminus of the Chihuahua-Pacific Railroad, or ChePe, which passes through the scenic Copper Canyon. This railway was originally conceived by Albert K. Owen and approved by President Porfirio Díaz as a trade route linking the cattle markets in Kansas City with the nearest port on the Pacific Ocean, Topolobampo.

Today the North Pacific (Pacifico Norte) irrigation region (Sinaloa-Sonora) in which the "Valle del Fuerte" is the largest district and is the principal agricultural area of Sinaloa, containing over 70% of all irrigated land and producing sugar cane, cotton, rice, flowers, and many types of vegetables. The valley is one of the largest producers of mangoes in Mexico. Air transportation is provided by Federal del Valle del Fuerte International Airport. Nearby Topolobampo is the second largest natural deepwater port in the world, known for its commercial fishing and increasingly important role in shipping.

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