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Coat of airms o Mazatlán
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Mazatlán is located in Mexico
Mazatlán in Mexico
Coordinates: 23°13′12″N 106°25′12″W / 23.22000°N 106.42000°W / 23.22000; -106.42000
Settled14 Mey 1531
 • MayorAlejandro Higuera Osuna
 • Municipality3,068.5 km2 (1184.75 sq mi)
 • Total438,434
 • Demonym
Mazatleco Mazatleca
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
Postal code
Area code(s)669

Mazatlán (Spaingie pronunciation: [maθaˈtɬan], locally: [masaˈtɬan] ( listen)) is a ceety in the Mexican state o Sinaloa. The ceety serves as the municipal seat for the surroondin municipio, known as the Mazatlán Municipality.

Mazatlán is a Nahuatl wird meanin "place o deer".[1] The ceety wis foondit in 1531 bi an airmy o Spaniards an Indie settlers.[2] By the mid-19t century a lairge group o immigrants haed arrivit frae Germany. These new ceetizens developit Mazatlán intae a thrivin commercial seaport, importin equipment for the nearbi gowd an siller mines. It servit as the caipital o Sinaloa frae 1859 tae 1873. The German settlers influencit the local muisic an aw, banda, which is an alteration o Bavarie fowk muisic. The settlers established the Pacifico Brewery on 14 Mairch 1900 an aw.

Wi a population o 438,434 (ceety) an 489,987 (municipality) as o the 2010 census, Mazatlán is the seicont-lairgest ceety in the state. It is a popular tourist destination an aw, wi its beaches lined wi resort hotels. A caur ferry plees its trade athort the Guwf o Californie frae Mazatlán tae La Paz, Baja California Sur. Mazatlán is servit bi Gral. Rafael Buelna Internaitional Airport.

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  1. Ayuntamiento Municipal de Mazatlán]
  2. Benchwick, G & Hecht, J (2009). Puerto Vallarta and Pacific Mexico. Lonely Planet. pp. 320. ISBN 1-74104-806-0.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors leet (link)

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