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City (pop., 2000: 545,928), capital of Sonora state, northwestern Mexico. On the coastal plain near the confluence of the Sonora and San Miguel rivers, it is south of Nogales. In addition to its administrative functions, it is a commercial and manufacturing centre for the surrounding irrigated farmlands. The city is a popular winter resort and is home to the University of Sonora (1938).
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