Cerro Chato

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Cerro Chato
Town
Parish Sagrado Corazón & Club Democrático.
Parish Sagrado Corazón & Club Democrático.
Cerro Chato is located in Uruguay
Cerro Chato
Cerro Chato
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 33°6′0″S 55°8′0″W / 33.10000°S 55.13333°W / -33.10000; -55.13333Coordinates: 33°6′0″S 55°8′0″W / 33.10000°S 55.13333°W / -33.10000; -55.13333
Country  Uruguay
Departments Durazno Department
Florida Department
Treinta y Tres Department
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,227
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 30204
Dial plan +598 4466 (+4 digits)
3 ISO codes: UY-DU, UY-FD, UY-TT

Cerro Chato (locally: [ˈsero ˈtʃato], Plain Hill) is a town of central Uruguay, which is divided in three parts belonging to Durazno Department, Florida Department and Treinta y Tres Department respectively.

Location[edit]

The town is located along Route 7, northeast by road from Valentines and southwest of Santa Clara de Olimar.

History[edit]

On 8 January 1942, Cerro Chato was declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 10.112.[1] Its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley Nº 13.299 on 17 November 1964.[2]

The Plebiscite of Cerro Chato of 1927[edit]

In 1927, a plebiscite took place in Cerro Chato to decide to which department it would belong: Durazno, Florida or Treinta y Tres. For this referendum, the women of the town were called to vote. That was the first time in Latin America that women exercised the right to vote.[3] The Department of Durazno won the plebiscite, but this result was not accepted by the authorities. Therefore, Cerro Chato still belongs to the three departments.

Population[edit]

According to the 2004 census it had a total population of 3,227, of these 1,694 in Trenta y Tres,[4] 1,124 in Durazno[5] and 409 in Florida.[6]

Year Population
1963 2,513
1975 2,582
1985 2,459
1996 2,945
2004 3,278
2011 3,227

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[7][8]

Places of worship[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ley Nº 10.112". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1942. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ley Nº 13.299". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1964. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "El voto femenino cumple ochenta años en Uruguay". LaRed21. 2007. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Trenta y Tres". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Durazno". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Censos 2011 Florida (needs flash plugin)". INE. 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "1963–1996 Statistics / C" (DOC). Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay. 2004. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 

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