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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.


(Spanish kuljaˈkan)
(Placename) a city in NW Mexico, capital of Sinaloa state. Pop: 799 000 (2005 est)


(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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They also returned in early March to their native Culiacan, Sinaloa, to perform for the first time in 10 years at the city's world famous Carnival with more than 80 thousand fans witnessing a celebration of the group's 75 year musical trajectory.
On July 24, 2012, OFAC designated seven companies based in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico because they are owned or controlled by individuals who act on behalf of Esparragoza Moreno, including his wife, Ofelia Monzon Araujo, who was also designated on the same date.
There were some extreme cases, such as Soriana stores in Culiacan, Sinaloa state, where the price of eggs increased by 140% following the news of the avian flu outbreak in Jalisco state.
Benjamin Jimenez Hernandez, the bishop of Culiacan, Sinaloa, extended his arm.
On 2 and 25 May 2009, we used a cast net to collect specimens in the Rio Tamazula, a tributary of the Rio Culiacan, near the town of Imala, Municipio de Culiacan, Sinaloa (24[degrees]51'01.