Welcome to Los Mochis, a coastal city located in the northern Sinaloa region of Mexico. With a population of 362,613 as of the 2010 census, Los Mochis serves as the municipal seat of the Ahome municipality. The city is the western terminus of the Chihuahua-Pacific Railroad, also known as El Chepe, which passes through the stunning Copper Canyon. This railway was approved by President Porfirio Díaz as a trade route linking the cattle markets in Kansas City with the nearest port on the Pacific Ocean, Topolobampo. Los Mochis is also known as the principal agricultural area of Sinaloa, producing sugar cane, cotton, rice, flowers, and a vast variety of vegetables. The valley is one of the largest producers of mangoes in Mexico. The nearby Topolobampo is the second-largest natural deepwater port in the world and is known for its commercial fishing and increasingly important role in shipping. Los Mochis is a city with a rich history. It was founded in 1893 by a group of American utopian socialists who were adherents of Albert Kimsey Owen, an American civil engineer who built the first irrigation ditches in the valley. The colony, organized under the principles of utopian socialism, survived for 31 years. Today, the port city of Topolobampo continues to be developed and may one day reach Owen’s dream. The city has a semi-arid wet and dry climate and borders on arid. Summers are extremely hot, reaching 40 °C (104 °F), and winters are very warm, reaching 30 °C (86 °F) in the day. The city has two large sporting facilities that have running tracks, pools, tennis courts, baseball fields, and a football stadium with a capacity of 11,000. Los Mochis is home to the Mexican Pacific Leagues Cañeros de Los Mochis baseball club. The city is on Mexican Federal Highway 15, the main north-south route from Nogales to Mexico City, and its airport offers domestic flights, mainly to Mexico’s largest cities, and is served by several airlines. Los Mochis is also the birthplace of several notable people, including Francisco Arce Armenta, boxer, title contender in the Featherweight division, Laura Harring, Mexican actress and former Miss USA (1985), and Jesús Soto Karass, boxer, title contender in the Welterweight division. Come and visit Los Mochis to experience its rich culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning landscapes.

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