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Guasave

Guasave
Official seal of Guasave
Seal
Nickname(s): The Mexico's agricultural heart
Guasave is located in Mexico
Guasave
Location in Mexico
Coordinates:
Country  Mexico
State Sinaloa
Municipality Guasave
Founded in 24 june 1595
Founded by Hernando de Villafañe
Government
 • Mayor Armando Leyson Castro (PAN)
Elevation 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 71,196
  [1]
Time zone Pacific Time zone (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-6)

Guasave (Spanish pronunciation: ) is a city which is the seat of the homonymous municipality in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. It is located in the northwestern part of the state, southeast of the city of Los Mochis. It stands at .

In the 2010 census, the city reported a population of 71,196. making it the fourth-largest community in the state, after Culiacán, Mazatlán, and Los Mochis. The municipality has a land area of 3,464.41 km² (1,337.62 sq mi) and includes many other outlying communities, the largest of which are Juan José Ríos, Gabriel Leyva Solano, and Adolfo Ruiz Cortines.

Contents

  • Transportation 1
  • Tourist attractions 2
  • Main Industries 3
  • Archaeology 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Transportation

The city is served by Campo Cuatro Milpas Airport, offering air services within the region.

Tourist attractions

San Ignacio Bay and Navachiste Bay are popular for watersports. Many people also frequent Las Glorias beach. Guasave also features the colonial area of Tamazula, with its famous Franciscan era church. Also nearby are the ruins of Pueblo Viejo and Nío, which date from the time of the Jesuits from the 17th century until their expulsion in 1767.

The Algodoneros ("Cotton Growers") professional baseball team of the Mexican Pacific League are based in Guasave.

Main Industries

Situated near the coast, fish farming or aquaculture is a principal industry in Guasave. Also important are livestock, ranching and agriculture.

Manufacturing and other types of businesses tend to be small-to-medium sized.

Archaeology

The Guasave archaeological site, belonging to Capacha culture, was excavated by archaeologist Gordon Ekholm in the 1940s. It became known as the greatest formal cemetery mound in Northwest Mexico that has been excavated.[2]

He found several pottery types including red wares, red-on-buff, finely incised wares and several types of highly detailed polychrome pottery. Also, alabaster vases and copper implements were found. Cotton textiles were also used by these peoples.

Capacha culture goes back to 2000-1500 BC.

References

  • Sinaloa Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
  1. ^ "Principales resultados por localidad 2010 (ITER)". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. 2010. 
  2. ^ Ekholm Archaeological Project in Sonora, Mexico - 2015, American Museum of Natural History

External links

  • Ayuntamiento de Guasave Official website
  • Todo sobre Guasave!
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