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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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Even alleged funeral details were revealed including Cesar's corpse expected to be shipped back to Mazatlan, Sinaloa, where he will be buried next to his grandfather.
The property is close to the La Laguna Del Tule, and adjacent to the new Autopista (toll freeway), between Mazatlan, Sinaloa and Tepic, Nayarit.
Facultad de Ciencias del Mar, Laboratorio Manejo de Zona Costera, Paseo Claussen S/N, Mazatlan, Sinaloa 82000, Mexico; (3) Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas del Noroeste, Unidad Sonora, Km 2.
The sampling period at Mazatlan, Sinaloa (MZ) (23[degrees]13' N and 106[degrees]26' W) was from November 2001 to June 2002, and at Bahia Almejas, B.
Daily nonstop jet services are planned to be operated to Morelia International Airport in Morelia, Michoacan, and to Mazatlan International Airport in Mazatlan, Sinaloa.
The El Pulpo copper porphyry project, located 125 kilometres northeast of Mazatlan, Sinaloa State, Mexico, now covers an area of approximately 40 square kilometres and has five centres of copper mineralisation - Cerro Colorado, La Langosta, La Cetolla, Jocquistes and Minitas.
The two cartels have been engaged in a violent feud for several years, with the violence escalating with the murder of Tijuana cartel leader Ramon Arellano Felix in Mazatlan, Sinaloa state, in 2002 (see SourceMex, 2002-03-06).