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A city of western Mexico west-northwest of Durango on the Culiacán River, about 280 km (175 mi) long. The city was founded in 1531 and figured prominently as a departure point for early Spanish expeditions to the north.
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(Spanish kuljaˈkan)
(Placename) a city in NW Mexico, capital of Sinaloa state. Pop: 799 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌku lyɑˈkɑn)

the capital of Sinaloa state, in NW Mexico. 415,046.
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Noun1.Culiacan - a city in northwestern MexicoCuliacan - a city in northwestern Mexico  
Mexico, United Mexican States - a republic in southern North America; became independent from Spain in 1810
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La investigacion sobre la conmemoracion del dia de la independencia durante el porfiriato se centra en las dos ciudades mas importantes de Sinaloa: la primera es Culiacan, la capital del estado, ubicada en el centro de la entidad; y la segunda se refiere a Mazatlan, localizada en el sur del Estado, con un intenso dinamismo social, economico y politico.
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CULIACAN, Mexico -- Diego Maradona won big in his Mexican coaching debut on Monday, as the Argentine legend's new club, Dorados, routed fellow second-division side Cafetaleros 4-1.
Culiacan: Diego Maradona claimed Fujairah's promotion as his own at his unveiling as manager of Mexican second-tier side Dorados de Sinaloa on Monday.
The World Cup winner as a player has had little success in coaching, and some see his appointment as a publicity stunt.Diego Maradona (pictured above) arrived in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, to a hero's welcome on Saturday, and was to be officially unveiled and hold his first training session with his new club, Dorados de Sinaloa, later on Monday.
The synthetic drug, found in both liquid and solid form, was hidden in sacks and barrels in the countryside near the city of Culiacan, dpa quoted the military as saying late on Wednesday.
Juan Luis Lagunas Rosales, 17, who used the alias "El Pirata de Culiacan" on his popular social media channels, was gunned down Monday night while partying with friends at a bar in Jalisco, Mexico.