The State of Sinaloa: Introductory Note
Philip RaworthEdited By: Philip Raworth
© 2017 Oxford University Press
The State of Sinaloa is situated on the northwestern coast of Mexico. It is bordered on the north by the State of Sonora, on the east by the States of Chihuahua and Durango, on the south by the State of Nayarit and on the west by the Gulf of California and the Pacific Ocean. It covers an area of 58,328 square kilometers (22,529 square miles) and, as of 2015, has a population of 2,966,321. The capital is Culiacán Rosales. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish, the area was inhabited by the Indian Cáhita people. In 1531, the Spaniard Beltrán de Guzmán defeated them...