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Mazatlán

Mazatlan
Administration
Full nameMazatlán
Official nameMazatlán
CountryMexico
StateSinaloa
MunicipalityMazatlán
SettledMay 14, 1531
Government
MayorAlejandro Higuera Osuna
Demography
Total Population438434 (2010)
Municipality403888
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
Postal code82000-
Area code669

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Mazatlán (-esmasa'tɬan) is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa; the surrounding municipio (municipality) for which the city serves as the municipal seat is Mazatlán Municipality. It is located at on the Pacific coast, across from the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula.

Mazatlán is a Nahuatl word meaning "place of the deer.". The city was founded in 1531 by an army of Spaniards and Indian settlers

Siglo XIX The constitution of 1852 decreed a new internal division in Sinaloa, and reduced to nine Districts, by deleting the San Ignacio which was annexed to the Cosalá, and Choix which is annexed to El Fuerte, and amending the name of the district Villa de la Union, the port of Mazatlan. That same constitution decrees the headquarters facility policies and councils in each district.

In 1861 political headquarters are deleted and become prefectures, the same year the State Legislature adopted Act on Municipalities. For 1868 the district had five municipalities Mazatlan, one in the central header and the other in Villa Union, Siqueiros, La Noria and The Milkweed.

In 1873, according to the census of the State, the District of Mazatlán 26.298 inhabitants had been reduced to three the number of municipalities: its name, Villa Union and La Noria. Siqueiros had annexed in 1870 to the central hall and the Milkweed for mayor of La Noria.


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