|State of Sinaloa|
Location within Mexico
Municipalities of Sinaloa
|- Governor||Jesús Aguilar Padilla PRI|
|- Federal Deputies||PRI: 6|
|- Federal Senators||PRI: 2|
|- Total||58,238 km² (22,485. The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Culiacán is a city in northwestern Mexico, the largest city in the state of Sinaloa as well as its capital and capital of the municipality of Culiacán Municipalities ( municipios in Spanish) are the second-level administrative division in Mexico (where the first-level administrative division is the The United Mexican States (or Mexico) is a union of 31 thirty one States and one Federal District (the Mexican Federal District, or Distrito Jesús Alberto Aguilar Padilla (b February 24 1952 in El Llano de la Carrera, Sinaloa) is a Mexican politician and lawyer from the The Institutional Revolutionary Party ( Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican Political party that wielded The Chamber of Deputies (in Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of the Congress of the Union, Mexico 's bicameral The Senate ( Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexico 's Bicameral Congress. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. The following table presents a listing of Mexico 's 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state ranked in order of their surface area Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 sq mi)|
|- Total||2,608,442 (Ranked 15th)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|- Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|HDI (2004)||0. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. The following table is a list of the 31 federal states and the Federal District of Mexico, ranked in order of their total population based on data from the 2000 and The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn UTC−7 can be observed in Mountain Standard Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time Zone Canada Daylight saving time ( DST The Mountain Time Zone of North America keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time ( UTC-7) during the shortest days of autumn Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala The Human Development Index ( HDI) is an index combining normalized measures of Life expectancy, Literacy, Educational attainment, and GDP 7800 - medium|
|Postal abbr. The following table presents a listing of Mexico 's 31 federal states (and its Federal District, officially not a state ranked in order of their Human Development ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO||Sin.|
|Website: Sinaloa state government|
It is bordered by the states of Sonora to the north, Chihuahua to the northeast, Durango to the east, and Nayarit to the south. Sonora is one of the 31 federal states of Mexico and is located in the northwest of the country Durango (duˈɾaŋgo is one of the constituent States of Mexico. Nayarit is one of Mexico’s 31 states and is located on the central west coast bordering the Pacific Ocean. To the west of Sinaloa lies the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. The Pacific Ocean is the largest of the Earth 's Oceanic divisions " Sea of Cortez " redirects here For the book by John Steinbeck, see The Log from the Sea of Cortez.
Culturally, it is known for a style of music known as banda, and corrido is also popular. Banda (often referred to as banda sinaloense in Spanish in order to distinguish it from other types of bands since banda simply means "band" in Spanish is a Corrido is also a type of song in Capoeira music. For the Italian commune see Corrido Italy. It is the only place in the continent where the ancient ball game of Mesoamerica is still played, in a handful of small, rural communities not far from Mazatlán. The Mesoamerican ballgame was a Sport with ritual associations played for over 3000 years by the Pre-Columbian peoples of Mesoamerica. Mesoamerica or Meso-America (Mesoamérica is a Region extending approximately from central Mexico to Honduras and Nicaragua, defined Mazatlán ( IPA: zat ˈlan is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa; the surrounding Municipio (municipality for which The ritual ball game was central in the society, religion and cosmology of all the great Mesoamerican cultures including the Mixtecs, Aztecs, and Maya. The Mixtec (or Mixteca) are an indigenous Mesoamerican people inhabiting the Mexican states of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Puebla Aztec is a term used to refer to certain ethnic groups of central Mexico, particularly those groups who spoke the Nahuatl language and who achieved political The Maya civilization is a Mesoamerican Civilization, noted for the only known fully developed written language of the Pre-Columbian Americas The Sinaloa version of the ball game (the consensus is that it is very faithful indeed to the original game) is called ulama. Ulama is a ball game played in a few communities in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. There are efforts to avoid the extinction of this (at least) 3,500-year old unique tradition by supporting the communities and children that still play it. 
The state capital of Sinaloa is Culiacán. Culiacán is a city in northwestern Mexico, the largest city in the state of Sinaloa as well as its capital and capital of the municipality of Culiacán Other large cities in Sinaloa with airports that serve as points of entry include Mazatlán, a tourist resort, and Los Mochis, an agricultural center. Mazatlán ( IPA: zat ˈlan is a city in the Mexican state of Sinaloa; the surrounding Municipio (municipality for which Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico, located at.
Sinaloa is a major exporter of chickens. Many native Sinaloans have a small chicken house and farmers sell the eggs and chickens in order to for many restaurants to use as a main dish. The chicken enchilada originated from the northern part of Sinaloa.
Sinaloa is one of the most prominent states in Mexico in terms of agriculture, and additionally has one of the largest fishing fleets.
Many of the drugs that come into the United States and other countries come out of Sinaloa, ranging from marijuana and meth to crack cocaine. In May 2008, the Mexican government dispatched roughly 30,000 troops to control drug-related crime. An estimated 1,000 deaths over the prior year were related to Cartel activity, including Alfredo Beltran Leyva A. K. A el mochomo, and Ramon Arellano Felix.
The current state of Sinaloa was inhabited by mostly hunter and gatherer tribes. The major tribes were the Cahitas, Tahues, Totorames, Pacaxees, Acaxees and the Xiximes. Cáhita is a group of North American Indians, belonging to the Piman family and numbering some 40000 Acaxee was a Taracahitian tribe or group of tribes in the Sierra Madre Occidental in eastern Sinaloa and NW Durango.