Mazatlán

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Mazatlán

(mäsätlän`), 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. It is on a railroad between the United States and Mexico City, and its location makes it the country's primary ferry link to Baja California. Although the climate is hot, Mazatlán is a popular resort with a beautiful setting. Spanish colonial trade with the Philippines stimulated the development of the port.
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Mazatlán

 

a city and port on the Pacific coast of Mexico, at the entrance to the Gulf of California in the state of Sinaloa. Population, 171,800 (1970, with suburbs). There is a railroad station. It has food-processing and textile industries as well as an ocean fishing industry. Produce (cotton, peanuts, tobacco, and cocoa) from irrigated farming is exported. Nonferrous metal ores are mined near Mazatlán.

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