Lavalleja Depairtment

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Lavalleja Depairtment
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Kintra Uruguay
Caipital o DepairtmentMinas
 • IntendantAdriana Peña
 • Rulin pairtyPartido Nacional
 • Total10,016 km2 (3,867 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total58,815
 • Density5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UYT)
ISO 3166 codeUY-LA

The Depairtment o Lavalleja is a depairtment o Uruguay. The caipital is Minas. It is locatit in the sootheast o the kintra, bordered tae the north bi the depairtment o Treinta y Tres tae the east wi Rocha, tae the sooth wi Canelones an Maldonado, an tae the wast tae Florida.

The depairtment is namit in honour o Brigadier Juan Antonio Lavalleja, who haed distinguished militar an poleetical action in the kintra's unthirldom.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The depairtment wis creatit on Juin 16, 1837, wi pairt o Cerro Largo an Maldonado depairtments. It wis first named as Minas. In March 1888, it wis asked that the Chamber o Deputies raised the settlement hierarchy o the veelage o Minas tae be a toun an tae chynge the depairtment's name tae Lavalleja. The first wis appruivit. Frae then, an till December 26, 1927, when the name wis chyngit tae Lavalleja, widespread debates aboot the matter wur held. There wis poleetical will tae designate a depairtment unner the name o the heid o the Liberation Crusade, but no at the expense o Minas, even considerin creatin a new depairtment named Lavalleja, being rejectit efterwards.

Population an Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o the census o 2004, there wur 60,925 fowk[1] an 20,737 hoosehaulds in the depairtment. The average hoosehauld size wis 2.9. For ivery 100 females, there wur 99.1 males.[2]

  • Population growth rate: -0.157% (2004)
  • Birth Rate: 14.57 births/1,000 fowk (2004)
  • Daith Rate: 10.49 daiths/1,000 fowk
  • Average age: 34.8 (33.5 Males, 36.1 Females)
  • Life Expectancy at Birth (2004):
    • Total population: 76.01 year
    • Male: 71.87 year
    • Female: 80.31 year
  • Average Family Size: 2.31 childer/wumman
  • Urban per caipita income (ceeties o 5,000 inhabitants or mair): 4,316.8 pesos/month

Ceeties, touns an veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

Population statit as per 2004 census.

Ceety / Toun Population
Minas 37,925
José Pedro Varela 5,332
Solís de Mataojo 2,676
José Batlle y Ordóñez 2.424
Mariscala 1,674
Pirarajá 967
Zapicán 640

Landwart population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2004 census, Lavalleja depairtment haes an additional Landwart poulation o 8,033.

See an aa[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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