Culiacán

geographical name
Cu·​lia·​cán | \ ˌkül-yä-ˈkän How to pronounce Culiacán (audio) \

Definition of Culiacán

1 river 175 miles (kilometers) long in northwestern Mexico flowing southwest into the Pacific at the mouth of the Gulf of California
2 city in northwestern Mexico on the Culiacán River; capital of the state of Sinaloa population 858,638

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“Culiacán.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Culiac%C3%A1n. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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