Sinaloa is the eponymous municipality of the Mexican state in which it is located. It is located north of the state, bordered on the north by the municipalities of El Fuerte and Choix. To the south with those of Salvador Alvarado, Mocorito and Badiraguato. To the west with the one of Guasave and to the east with the state of Chihuahua. Its municipal head is the Villa de Sinaloa de Leyva. According to the 2015 census it had a population of 88,659 inhabitants.