Guasave

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Guasave
Location in Mexico
Coordinates: 25°34′28″N108°28′14″W / 25.57444°N 108.47056°W / 25.57444; -108.47056 Coordinates: 25°34′28″N108°28′14″W / 25.57444°N 108.47056°W / 25.57444; -108.47056
Country Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
State Sinaloa
MunicipalityGuasave
Founded in24 June 1595
Founded byHernando de Villafañe
Government
   Mayor Diana Armenta Armenta (PRI)
Elevation
27 m (89 ft)
Population
(2010)
  Total271,196
  [1]
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain Standard Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC-6 (Mountain Daylight Time)

Guasave (Spanish pronunciation:  [ɡwaˈsaβe] ) 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 Mexico, southeast of the city of Los Mochis. It stands at 25°34′28″N108°28′14″W / 25.57444°N 108.47056°W / 25.57444; -108.47056 .

Guasave Municipality Municipality in Sinaloa, Mexico

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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. Its biggest local celebration, #Guasave1k falls every year on November 12th.

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Transportation

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

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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.

Sports

The Algodoneros ("Cotton Growers") professional baseball team of the Mexican Pacific League are based in Guasave. The football team Diablos Azules de Guasave ("Blue Devils") is part of the soccer league Tercera División de México, and plays in Group 11.

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Main Industries

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

Aquaculture Farming of aquatic organisms

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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.

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References

  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