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Salto, Uruguay

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Department caipital ceety
Official seal of Salto
Salto is located in Uruguay
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 31°23′0″S 57°57′0″W / 31.38333°S 57.95000°W / -31.38333; -57.95000
Kintra Uruguay
DepairtmentSalto Depairtment
 • Total104,028
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
Dial plan+598 473 (+5 digits)

Salto is the caipital ceety o the Salto Depairtment in northwastren Uruguay. It is locatit on Route 3, aboot 496 kilometre (308 mi) northwast o Montevideo, an on the east bank o Río Uruguay, athort the ceety Concordia o Argentinae. Aboot 12 kilometre (7.5 mi) north o ceety, the Salto Grande Bridge, built on top o the Salto Grande Dam, joins the twa sides. It is connectit bi Salto Internaitional Airport an bi rail an aw. Wi a population o 104,028 as of the 2011 census,[1] it is the third maist populatit ceety o the kintra.

Population an location[eedit | eedit soorce]

It haes a population o 99,072 (2004 census). It is the caipital o the depaortment o Salto. The ceety is situatit 496 km bi road northwast o Montevideo on the Uruguay River, opposite the Argentine ceety o Concordia, Entre Ríos, tae which it is linked bi the Salto Grande Bridge built on top o the Salto Grande Dam.

Local featurs[eedit | eedit soorce]

Popular activities amang young fowk include drinkin mate (a herbal beverage), goin dancin at nicht, an crossin intae Argentinae tae go shoppin in Concordia on weekends.

Ane o the attractions are thermal pools which are locatit close tae the ceety. They are kept at ower 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38°C) year aroond.

Salto is an aa kent for its Calle Uruguay, in which locals stroll durin weekend nichts tae socialise, drink wi friends or juist show aff.

Despite its mony slum areas, Salto is considered ane o the heicher class auries o Uruguay for its various amenities that maist o the kintra is lackin.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Salto is connectit tae Montevideo by regular bus services. There is an aa a local airport an there are plans tae improve it. There are occasional chairter flichts that land there bringin tourists tae the local thermal baths. Local business fowk are an aa keen tae expand the airport tae allou freight (particularly fruit) tae be shipped directly frae the region.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Census 2011: Resultados Finales". INE. Archived frae the original on 10 December 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.