Map of Colonia Department
Colonia is a department of southwestern Uruguay. Its capital is Colonia del Sacramento, the country's second oldest city.
Economy [ edit ]
The region is the main producer of dairy products in
Uruguay. Its proximity to Buenos Aires makes it the main entry point for tourists coming from Argentina into Uruguay, usually by crossing the Río de la Plata.
Population and Demographics [ edit ]
As of the census of 2011, Colonia Department has a population of 123,203 (60,203 male and 63,000 female) and 57,003 households.
Demographic data for Florida Department in 2010:
Population growth rate: 0.042%
Birth Rate: 13.47 births/1,000 people
Death Rate: 9.96 deaths/1,000 people
Average age: 35.7 (34.0 male, 37.4 female)
Life Expectancy at Birth:
Total population: 78.09 years
Male: 74.70 years
Female: 81.70 years
Average per household income: 25,213 pesos/month
Urban per capita income: 10,714 pesos/month
2010 Data Source: [2 ]
Main Urban Centres
Other towns and villages
Population stated as per 2011 census.
City / Town
Colonia del Sacramento 26,231
Juan Lacaze 12,816
Nueva Helvecia 10,630
Nueva Palmira 9,857
Florencio Sánchez 3,716
Ombues de Lavalle 3,390
Colonia Valdense 3,235
According to the 2011 census, Colonia department has an additional rural population of 11,471.
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Coordinates: 34°7′0″S 57°41′0″W / 34.11667°S 57.68333°W
Balneario = Resort
Barra = Mouth (of river)
Barrio = Neighbourhood
Playa = Beach
Puerto = Port
Punta (or Pta) = Point, Small Peninsula