Minas, Uruguay

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Minas
Caipital ceety
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Coordinates: 34°22′0″S 55°14′0″W / 34.36667°S 55.23333°W / -34.36667; -55.23333
Kintra Uruguay
DepairtmentLavalleja Depairtment
Foondit1783
Area
 • Total8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
Elevation
140 m (460 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total38,446
 • Density4,745/km2 (12,290/sq mi)
 • Demonym
minuano
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
30000
Dial plan+598 444 (+5 digits)
Websitelavalleja.gub.uy

Minas is the caipital o the Lavalleja Depairtment in Uruguay. It is locatit in the sooth o the depairtment, on the intersection o Route 8 wi Route 12. The ceety is situatit atween hill ranges an the basins o the streams Arroyo San Francisco an Arroyo Campanero. As o the census o 2011, it is the twalt maist populatit ceety o the kintra.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

A toun wis foondit here in 1783 as "Villa de la Concepcion de las Minas", whan a nummer o faimilies frae the Asturias an Galicie regions o Spain settled in the aurie follaein a frustratit attempt tae populate Patagonie. The idea o a ceety in the aurie wis first raised in 1753 bi Jose Joaquin de Viana, the govrenor o Montevideo, who wantit tae creaut a population centre in "the zones o the mines". He commissioned Rafael Perez Del Puerto tae design the layoot o the ceety, the basis o which remains in place the day.

Bi a decree o 8 October 1830, its status wis o "Villa" (toun) an on 16 Juin 1837, bi decree Ley Nº 158, it became the caipital o the "Depairtment o Minas". On 16 Mey 1888, its status wis elevatit tae "Cuidad" (ceety) bi decree Ley Nº 1.980. On 26 Dizember 1927, efter the renamin o the depairtment, it became the caipital o the "Depairtment o Lavalleja" bi decree Ley Nº 8.187.[1]

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Accordin tae the 2011 census, the censual aurie o Minas haed a population o 38,446.[2][3]
The follaein auries are considered bi some as pairt o the Minas urban aurie:

  • Blanes Viale: 104
  • Barrio La Coronilla - Ancap: 301
  • San Francisco de las Sierras: 58

As a result, the tot population o the Minas aurie can be said tae be 38,909.

Year Population
1908 13,345
1963 31,256
1975 35,225
1985 34,658
1996 37,146
2004 37,925
2011 38,446

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Features[eedit | eedit soorce]

In the ceety

In the northeast pairt o the ceety thare is the big Parque Rodó which contains a zoological gairden, a public open air soummin puil, an aurie for picnics an a sma fitbaa field. At the east end o the ceety is the hill an pairk Cerro Artigas containin a muntit statue o the 19t century Uruguayan hero General Jose Artigas.

Surroondin aurie

The Parque Salto del Penitente lees 16 kilometre (9.9 mi) east o the ceety, 9 kilometre (5.6 mi) tae the wast-soothwast is Parque Salus an 6 kilometre (3.7 mi) tae the sootheast is the Parque de Vacaciones UTE-ANTEL, a pairk for the vacations o the employees o the Uruguayan Electricity Company an the Uruguayan Telecommunications Company.

Famous fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is the birthplace o:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  2. "Censos 2011 Cuadros Lavalleja". INE. 2012. Archived frae the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. "Censos 2011 Lavalleja". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

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