Municipalities of Sinaloa

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Sinaloa is a state in Northwest Mexico that is divided into 18 municipalities.[1]

Municipalities in Sinaloa are administratively autonomous of the state according to the 115th article of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico.[2] Every three years, citizens elect a municipal president (Spanish: presidente municipal) by a plurality voting system who heads a concurrently elected municipal council (ayuntamiento) responsible for providing all the public services for their constituents. The municipal council consists of a variable number of trustees and councillors (regidores y síndicos).[3] Municipalities are responsible for public services (such as water and sewerage), street lighting, public safety, traffic, supervision of slaughterhouses and the maintenance of public parks, gardens and cemeteries.[4] They may also assist the state and federal governments in education, emergency fire and medical services, environmental protection and maintenance of monuments and historical landmarks. Since 1984, they have had the power to collect property taxes and user fees, although more funds are obtained from the state and federal governments than from their own income.[4]

INEGI code Municipality Municipal seat Population Rank Foundation
001 Ahome Los Mochis 416,299 3 1917
002 Angostura Angostura 44,993 13 1916
003 Badiraguato Badiraguato 29,999 14 1915
004 Concordia Concordia 28,493 16 1915
005 Cosalá Cosalá 16,697 18 1915
006 Culiacán Culiacán 858,638 1 1915
007 Choix Choix 32,998 15 1916
008 Elota La Cruz 42,907 11 1917
009 Escuinapa Escuinapa 54,131 9 1915
010 El Fuerte El Fuerte 97,536 6 1915
011 Guasave Guasave 285,912 4 1916
012 Mazatlán Mazatlán 438,434 2 1915
013 Mocorito Mocorito 45,847 12 1915
014 Rosario Rosario 49,380 10 1915
015 Salvador Alvarado Guamúchil 79,085 8 1962
016 San Ignacio San Ignacio 22,527 17 1915
017 Sinaloa Sinaloa de Leyva 88,282 7 1915
018 Navolato Navolato 135,603 5 1982

References

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference census2015 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos". Article 115,  of 1917 (in Spanish). Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. ^ OECD (November 12, 2004). New Forms of Governance for Economic Development. OECD Publishing. p. 121. ISBN 9264015329.
  4. ^ a b International Business Publications (2009). Mexico Company Laws and Regulations Handbook. p. 42. ISBN 1-4330-7030-8.
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