Fraile Muerto

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Fraile Muerto
Town
Fraile Muerto is located in Uruguay
Fraile Muerto
Fraile Muerto
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 32°31′0″S 54°31′0″W / 32.51667°S 54.51667°W / -32.51667; -54.51667Coordinates: 32°31′0″S 54°31′0″W / 32.51667°S 54.51667°W / -32.51667; -54.51667
Country  Uruguay
Department Cerro Largo Department
Founded 1908
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,168
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 37005
Dial plan +598 4688 (+4 digits)

Fraile Muerto is a town in the Cerro Largo Department of eastern Uruguay. Its name means "Dead Friar".

Location[edit]

It is located on Route 7, around 38 kilometres (24 mi) west-southwest of Melo.

History[edit]

It was founded on 3 January 1908. Its original name was "Fructuoso Mazziotta", known also as "Wenceslao Silveira".[1] On 17 July 1918 it was renamed to "Fraile Muerto" and its status was elevated to "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 6.195 and then raised to "Villa" (town) on 19 December 1957 by the Act of Ley Nº 12.478.[2]

Population[edit]

In 2011 Fraile Muerto had a population of 3,168.[3]

Year Population
1908 3,922
1963 2,576
1975 2,468
1985 2,903
1996 3,214
2004 3,229
2011 3,168

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Places of worship[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004) (see also "Fructuoso Mazziotta" & "Wenceslao Silveira")" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "LEY N° 12.478". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1957. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Cerro Largo". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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