Depairtments o Uruguay

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Uruguay consists o 19 depairtments (departamentos, singular – departamento) (caipitals in parentheses):

Map of the departments of Uruguay in alphabetical order.
  1. Artigas (Artigas). Formit in 1884 frae pairt o Salto Depairtment. The anerlie depairtment tae border baith Argentinae in the wast an Brazil in the north an east.
  2. Canelones (Canelones). Ane o the oreeginal 6 depairtments creatit in 1816. The oreeginal name wis Villa de Guadalupe Depairtment.
  3. Cerro Largo (Melo). Formit in 1821.
  4. Colonia (Colonia del Sacramento). Ane o the oreeginal 6 depairtments creatit in 1816.
  5. Durazno (Durazno). Formit in 1822. The oreeginal name wis Entre Ríos y Negro Department.
  6. Flores (Trinidad). Formit in 1885 frae pairt o San José Depairtment.
  7. Florida (Florida). Formit in 1856 frae pairt o San José Depairtment.
  8. Lavalleja (Minas). Formed in 1837. Was named Minas Department until 1927.
  9. Maldonado (Maldonado). Ane o the oreeginal 6 depairtments creatit in 1816. The oreeginal name wis San Fernando de Maldonado Depairtment.
  10. Montevideo (Montevideo). Ane o the oreeginal 6 depairtments creatit in 1816.
  11. Paysandú (Paysandú). Formit in 1820.
  12. Río Negro (Fray Bentos). Formit in 1868 frae pairts o Paysandú Depairtment.
  13. Rivera (Rivera). Formit in 1884 frae pairt o Tacuarembó Depairtment.
  14. Rocha (Rocha). Formit in 1880 frae pairt o Maldonado Depairtment.
  15. Salto (Salto). Formit in 1837.
  16. San José (San José de Mayo). Ane o the oreeginal 6 depairtments created in 1816.
  17. Soriano (Mercedes). Ane o the oreeginal 6 depairtments creatit in 1816. The oreeginal name wis Santo Domingo Soriano Depairtment.
  18. Tacuarembó (Tacuarembó). Formit in 1837; geographically the lairgest o the Uruguayan Depairtments.
  19. Treinta y Tres (Treinta y Tres). Formit in 1884 frae pairts o Cerro Largo Depairtment an Lavalleja Depairtment. 'Treinta y Tres' is Spainyie for 'Thirty-Three'. The depairtment is namit efter 33 19t century patriots honoured bi Uruguayans.

Populations an auuries[eedit | eedit soorce]

Population statit as per 2004 Census.

Depairtment Aurie
km²
Population Densitie Caipital
Artigas 11,928 79,317 6.65 Artigas
Canelones 4,536 509,095 112.23 Canelones
Cerro Largo 13,648 89,383 6.55 Melo
Colonia 6,106 120,855 10.79 Colonia del Sacramento  
Durazno 11,643 60,926 5.23 Durazno
Flores 5,144 25,609 4.98 Trinidad
Florida 10,417 69,968 6.72 Florida
Lavalleja 10,016 61,883 6.18 Minas
Maldonado 4,793 147,391 30.75 Maldonado
Montevideo 530 1,342,474 2,533 Montevideo
Paysandú 13,922 115,623 8.31 Paysandú
Río Negro 9,282 55,657 6.00 Fray Bentos
Rivera 9,370 109,267 11.66 Rivera
Rocha 10,551 70,614 6.69 Rocha
Salto 14,163 126,745 8.95 Salto
San José 4,992 107,644 21.56 San José de Mayo
Soriano 9,008 87,073 9.67 Mercedes
Tacuarembó 15,438 94,613 6.13 Tacuarembó
Treinta y Tres   9,676 49,769 5.14 Treinta y Tres

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