Cardona, Uruguay

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Cardona
City
Cardona is located in Uruguay
Cardona
Cardona
Location within Uruguay
Coordinates: 33°52′10″S 57°22′5″W / 33.86944°S 57.36806°W / -33.86944; -57.36806Coordinates: 33°52′10″S 57°22′5″W / 33.86944°S 57.36806°W / -33.86944; -57.36806
Country  Uruguay
Department Soriano Department
Founded 1903
Elevation 163 m (535 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,600
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 75200
Dial plan + 598 4536 (+4 digits)

Cardona is a city in the Soriano Department, in southwestern Uruguay. The main square of the city is Plaza Artigas, featuring a monument to General Artigas.

Location[edit]

The city is located on the border with Colonia Department and it forms a unified population centre together with Florencio Sánchez, which is across the border and belongs to Colonia Department. Bulevard Cardona - Florencio Sanchez, which runs parallel to the railroad tracks, separates the two parts.

History[edit]

Cardona was founded on 17 October 1903. On 18 April 1910, it was declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 3.607. At the time the area it was in was called "La Lata del Perdido" and the village had previously been the head of the judicial section of "Perdido". On 12 June 1953, its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley N° 11.946,[1] and on 15 October 1963, it was further elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley N° 13.167.[2]

Population[edit]

In 2011, Cardona had a population of 4,600.[3]

Year Population
1908 2,231
1963 4,110
1975 4,104
1985 3,822
1996 4,579
2004 4,689
2011 4,600

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[4]

Places of worship[edit]

Government[edit]

The city mayor as of July 2010 is Raúl Bertinat.[5]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LEY N° 11.946". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1953. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "LEY N° 13.167". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1963. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Soriano". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "MUNICIPIOS DE URUGUAY" at the Intendents' Congress website (Spanish)
  6. ^ General Consul of Uruguay in Barcelona (4 February 2010). "Hermanamiento Cardona Catalana y Uruguaya". Retrieved 7 May 2011. 

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