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Country
  
Mexico

Founded in
  
1583

Website
  
Official website

Population
  
5,240 (2010)

Municipality
  
Sinaloa

State
  
Sinaloa

Founded by
  
Pedro de Montoya

Elevation
  
80 m

Local time
  
Wednesday 2:34 AM

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Time zone
  
Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)

Weather
  
22°C, Wind NE at 3 km/h, 40% Humidity

Sinaloa de Leyva ([sinaˈloa ðe ˈleiβa]) is a town in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. Its geographical location is 25°36′25″N 107°33′18″W.

Map of Sinaloa de Leyva, Sinaloa, Mexico

The town was established as San Felipe y Santiago in 1585 by Antonio Ruiz, Bartolomé de Mondragón, Tomás de Soberanes, Juan Martínez del Castillo y Juan Caballero. By 1590, Ruiz was its mayor, and the town was home to nine people who eked out a living, but the situation improved through their discovery of the mines of Chínipas, and the arrival of the Jesuits in 1591. At the end of the sixteenth century, Ruiz wrote an autobiography where he detailed the early history of San Felipe y Santiago, and Sinaloa.

This was the base for Diego de Hurdaide's subjugation of the Sinaloas, Tehuecos, Ahomes and Zuaques and the extension of Spanish control over the Fuerte River valley, and thus to the northern edge of modern Sinaloa.

Sinaloa serves as the municipal seat for the surrounding municipality (municipio) of Sinaloa, Sinaloa. The municipality reported 88,282 inhabitants in the 2010 census. It is a former capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa.

References

Sinaloa de Leyva Wikipedia


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