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Sinaloa

Sinaloa
Administration
Full nameSinaloa
Native nameEstado Libre y Soberano de Sinaloa
Settlement typeState
CountryMexico
CapitalCuliacán Rosales
Largest CityCuliacán Rosales
Municipalities18
AdmissionOctober 14, 1830
Order20th
Government
GovernorMario López Valdez
SenatorsFrancisco Labastida
Margarita Villaescusa (I)
María Serrano
DeputiesFederal Deputies
• Rolando Bojórquez
• Germán Contreras
• Miguel Ángel García
• Hadamira Gastélum
• Aarón Irízar López
• Óscar Javier Lara
• Óscar Lara Salazar
• Óscar Levin Coppel
• Alfredo Villegas
• Rolando Zubia Rivera
• Manuel Clouthier
• Eduardo Robles Medina
• Adolfo Rojo Montoya
• Herón Escobar García
Geography
Total Area22147.5 sq mi (57377 km2)
Highest Elevation8267.7 ft (2520 m)
Demography
Total Population2767761 (15th) (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (18th) (0/sq mi)
DemonymSinaloense
Other information
Time zoneMST (UTC−7)
- Summer (DST)MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code80-82
Area codeArea codes
• 667
• 668
• 669
• 672
• 673
• 687
• 694
• 695
• 696
• 697
• 698
ISO 3166 codeMX-SIN
HDI(+) 0.842 high Ranked 13th
GDPUS$ 13,749,376.25 th 

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Sinaloa (-essina'loa) officially Estado Libre y Soberano de Sinaloa ( ) is one of the 31 states which, with the Federal District, comprise the 32 Federal Entities of Mexico. It is divided in 18 municipalities and its capital city is Culiacán Rosales.

It is located in Northwestern Mexico. It is bordered by the states of Sonora to the north, Chihuahua and Durango to the east (separated from them by the Sierra Madre Occidental) and Nayarit to the south. To the west, Sinaloa has a significant share of coastline on the Gulf of California.

The state covers an area of 57377 km2 (22153.4 sqmi), and includes the Islands of Palmito Verde, Palmito de la Virgen, Altamura, Santa Maria, Saliaca, Macapule and San Ignacio.

In addition to the capital city, the state's important cities include Mazatlán and Los Mochis.


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