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A city of western Mexico on the Pacific Ocean northwest of Guadalajara. It is a seaport and tourist center.


(Spanish maθaˈtlan)
(Placename) a port in W Mexico, in S Sinaloa on the Pacific: situated opposite the tip of the peninsula of Lower California, for which it is the chief link with the mainland. Pop: 406 000 (2005 est)


(ˌmɑ sɑˈtlɑn)

a seaport in S Sinaloa, in W Mexico. 262,705.
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Noun1.Mazatlan - a port city in western Mexico on the Pacific OceanMazatlan - a port city in western Mexico on the Pacific Ocean; tourist center
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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A prospecting engineer in Mazatlan took me along with him to help look after the waggons.
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Joaquin "El Chapo'' Guzman, 56, looked pudgy, bowed and much like his wanted photos when he arrived in Mexico City from Mazatlan in Sinaloa state.
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However, passenger numbers at some airports were reduced due to the closure of Mexican airline Mexicana at the end of August 2010 and the Acapulco and Zihuatanejo airports saw fewer passengers carried by Continental and Alaska Airlines, while Mazatlan had lower traffic on routes to Phoenix and Minneapolis.
Summary: Mexico City, 23 Sha&'ban 13431 H/ August 4, 2010, SPA -- Seven bodies were found in a clandestine grave in Mazatlan, in the north-western Mexican state of Sinaloa, state authorities said Wednesday according to dpa.
In the first attack in the coast city of Mazatlan in Sinaloa state on Monday, 20 prisoners were shot to death when members of the Zetas drug gang reportedly opened fire on members of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, local media reported.
Imagine being on vacation in the picturesque beach town of Mazatlan, Mexico, enjoying the scenery and water sports, when you realize you've lost your passport--and you're 400 miles from the nearest U.