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Sinaloa
State
Estado Libre y Soberano de Sinaloa
Flag of Sinaloa
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Official seal of Sinaloa
Seal
Nickname(s): The Land of the 11 Rivers
State of Sinaloa within Mexico
State of Sinaloa within Mexico
Country Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Capital and Largest City Culiacán Rosales
Municipalities 18
Admission October 14, 1830
Order 20th
Area
 • Total 58,328 km2 (22,521 sq mi)
  Ranked 17th
Highest elevation 2,520 m (8,270 ft)
Population (2019)
 • Total 3,216,000
 • Rank 16th
 • Density 55.136/km2 (142.803/sq mi)
 • Density rank 18th
Demonym(s) Sinaloense
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code 80-82
Area code
ISO 3166 code MX-SIN
HDI Increase 0.804 very high Ranked 5th
GDP US$ 13,749,376,250
Website Official Web Site
a. The state's GDP was $175,992,016 thousand of pesos in 2008, amount corresponding to $13,749,376.25 thousand of dollars, being a dollar worth 12.80 pesos (value of June 3, 2010).

Sinaloa is a northwestern Mexican state. It is bordered by Sonora to the north, Chihuahua to the northeast, Durango to the east, and Nayarit to the south. To the west lies the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez.

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