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Sinaloa

(sēnälō`ä), state (1990 pop. 2,204,054), 22,582 sq mi (58,487 sq km), W Mexico, on the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. Culiacán is the capital. A long, narrow territory lying between the ocean and mountain spurs of the Sierra Madre Occidental, Sinaloa has low, hot, humid plains and numerous marshes. The varying elevation, many rivers, and fertile valleys contribute to the variety of crops grown, including grains, tomatoes, cotton, sugarcane, and rice. The state's industry is mostly related to the processing of agricultural products. Fishing and livestock breeding are economically important. Sinaloa lies in a rich mining region where gold, silver, zinc, and copper are mined. Its forest products—fine woods and rubber—are not widely exploited. The state has numerous mineral springs. Sinaloa's coast has many sheltered harbors, but only MazatlánMazatlán
, city (1990 pop. 262,705), Sinaloa state, W Mexico, on the Pacific coast. One of the largest commercial and industrial centers of W Mexico, Mazatlán is one of Mexico's major Pacific seaports.
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 is a major port. In the early 21st cent. illegal drug trafficking also became a significant component of the state's economy. Sinaloa was joined with Sonora during the Spanish period; it became a separate state in 1830.

Sinaloa

 

a state in Mexico, on the central portion of Mexico’s Pacific coast. Area, 58,100 sq km. Population, 1.53 million (1974). The capital is Culiacán. The state grows 7 percent of Mexico’s produce (1970). The principal crops raised are cotton, rice, tomatoes, sugarcane, and soybeans. Subtropical fruits are grown in the south, and early vegetables are exported to the USA. Sinaloa also has food, sugar-processing, and cotton-ginning industries. [23–1212–]

Sinaloa

a state of W Mexico. Capital: Culiacán. Pop.: 2 534 835 (2000). Area: 58 092 sq. km (22 425 sq. miles)
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While Chicago is 1,500 miles from Mexico, the Sinaloa drug cartel is so deeply embedded in the city that local and federal law enforcement are forced to operate as if they are on the border," according to Riley.
This new pipeline network will provide reliable access to clean natural gas to CFE's plants in Sonora and Sinaloa," said Carlos Ruiz, president and CEO of Sempra Mexico.
The group is headquartered in Sinaloa state on Mexico's Pacific coast, an area home to large marijuana and opium poppy plantations and considered the centre of Mexican narcotics trafficking since the 1960s.
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Coronel, who has been indicted in the US, was said by officials to have been the number three leader of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, which is active in northwestern Mexico.
Each year, dozens compete in beauty pageants in the sun-baked hills of Sinaloa state where their legendary good looks draw wealthy drug traffickers who will sometimes pluck one out and spirit her off to a mountain hide-out.
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Ross River Minerals, a Canadian mining company, reached an agreement with Almaden Minerals, another Canadian miner, to buy 100% of the El Pulpo gold mine in Sinaloa, Mexico.