Minas, Uruguay

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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
 • Total8.2 km2 (3.2 sq mi)
140 m (460 ft)
 • Total38,446
 • Density4,745/km2 (12,290/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
Dial plan+598 444 (+5 digits)

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. 1.0 1.1 "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  2. "Censos 2011 Cuadros Lavalleja". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. "Censos 2011 Lavalleja". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]