Guasave, Sinaloa

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Guasave (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡwaˈsaβe]) is a city and its surrounding 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 25°46′19″N 108°10′0″W / 25.77194°N 108.166667°W / 25.77194; -108.166667.

In the 2005 census, the city reported a population of 270,260. 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 Gabriel Leyva Solano (Benito Juárez), Juan José Ríos, and Adolfo Ruiz Cortines.



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.


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