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Ahome Municipality
Municipio de Ahome
Coat of arms
Ahome en Sinaloa.svg
Location of the municipality in Sinaloa
CountryFlag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Coat of arms of Sinaloa.svg Sinaloa
Seat Los Mochis
No. of Sindicaturas 7
Foundation 1917
   Municipal president Zenén Xóchihua PAN Party (Mexico).svg
  Total 4,342.89 km2 (1,676.80 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Total 416,299 [1]
Time zone Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)
  Summer (DST) Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6)
Website Ahome government page

Ahome (Spanish pronunciation:  [aˈome] ) is a municipality on the coast of the Gulf of California in the northwestern part of the Mexican state of Sinaloa; it is adjacent to the southern border of Sonora state. It reported 388,344 inhabitants in the 2005 census. Ahome (population 10,840) is also the name of the second-largest community in the municipality. The municipal seat is the port city of Los Mochis, its largest community. It is the third most important municipality in the state of Sinaloa, and is a commercial corridor to the northwest of the country. It is situated on the Pacific coastal plain, at the entrance of the Gulf of California and lies in the heart of a rich agricultural region, Fort Valley. It stands at 25°33′50″N108°46′00″W / 25.56389°N 108.76667°W / 25.56389; -108.76667 .

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The Gulf of California is a marginal sea of the Pacific Ocean that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. It is bordered by the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, and Sinaloa with a coastline of approximately 4,000 km (2,500 mi). Rivers which flow into the Gulf of California include the Colorado, Fuerte, Mayo, Sinaloa, Sonora, and the Yaqui. The gulf's surface area is about 160,000 km2 (62,000 sq mi). Depth soundings in the gulf have ranged from fording depth at the estuary near Yuma, Arizona, to in excess of 3,000 meters (9,800 ft) in the deepest parts.

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Major communities

Los Mochis Municipal seat in Sinaloa, Mexico

Los Mochis is a coastal city in northern Sinaloa, Mexico. It serves as the municipal seat of the municipality of Ahome. As of the 2010 census, the population was 362,613, which was 61 percent of the municipality's population.

Higuera de Zaragoza is a city in the municipality of Ahome in the northwestern part of the state of Sinaloa, Mexico. It lies at latitude 25° 59' N, longitude 109° 20' W at an elevation of 9 meters above sea level. It is located on the Gulf of California between Agiabampo and Topolobampo, near Las Grullas. The community had a 2005 census population of 8,976 inhabitants and is the third-largest town in the municipality, after Los Mochis and Ahome.

Topolobampo Place in Sinaloa, Mexico

Topolobampo is a port on the Gulf of California in northwestern Sinaloa, Mexico. It is the fourth-largest town in the municipality of Ahome, reporting a 2010 census population of 6,361 inhabitants.

Political subdivision

Ahome Municipality is subdivided in 7 sindicaturas:


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Prominent Persons

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The climate is mildly hot and humid, hardly modified by rainfall. Studies have established the average annual temperature to be 33°C (91.4°F). In the last twenty-eight years, the lowest recorded temperature was 5°C (41°F) and the highest was 43°C (109.4°F), the hottest months being from July to October and the coolest from November to February. In the period of reference, rainfall averaged 302.2 mm (11.9 inches) annually, with the rainiest months being from July to October. The prevailing winds in the region are oriented in a southwesterly direction with an approximate speed of one meter per second (2.23 mph). Relative humidity averages between 65 and 75%.

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Escuinapa de Hidalgo is a city in Escuinapa Municipality of the same name, located at the extreme southern end of the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Its geographical coordinates are 22°28′0″N105°26′17″W. At the census of 2005 the city had a population of 28,789 inhabitants, while the municipality reported 49,655 inhabitants. According to the Mexican Government, Escuinapa will have near 500,000 inhabitants in 2025 for the mega touristic center that are building near the town, and will be finished in 2025; with this information we can know Escuinapa de Hidalgo will be the second or third city more important in Sinaloa, also will be between the second and fourth place according population by municipality, maybe over Ahome and behind Mazatlán. The municipality has an area of 1633.22 km² and includes the towns of Isla del Bosque and Teacapan, in addition to many smaller localities.

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