|Nickname(s): The Mexico's agricultural heart|
|Founded in||24 june 1595|
|Founded by||Hernando de Villafañe|
|• Mayor||Ramón Barajas (PRI)|
|Elevation||27 m (89 ft)|
|Time zone||Pacific Time zone (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||Pacific Daylight Time (UTC-6)|
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 the state, southeast of the city of Los Mochis. It stands at .
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.
The city is served by Campo Cuatro Milpas Airport, offering air services within the region.
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.
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.
- Sinaloa Enciclopedia de los Municipios de México
- "Principales resultados por localidad 2010 (ITER)". Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía. 2010.
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