José Batlle y Ordóñez, Uruguay

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José Batlle y Ordóñez
Town
José Batlle y Ordóñez is located in Uruguay
José Batlle y Ordóñez
José Batlle y Ordóñez
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 33°28′0″S 55°9′0″W / 33.46667°S 55.15000°W / -33.46667; -55.15000Coordinates: 33°28′0″S 55°9′0″W / 33.46667°S 55.15000°W / -33.46667; -55.15000
Country  Uruguay
Department Lavalleja Department
Founded 1883
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,203
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 30200
Dial plan +598 4469 (+4 digits)

José Batlle y Ordóñez is a small town in the northwest of Lavalleja Department in Uruguay.

Location[edit]

The town is located on the junction of Route 7 with Route 14, about 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of Zapicán and on the border of Florida Department. It is in close proximity to Nico Pérez, separated from it partly by Route 7 and partly by the railroad tracks. The two parts are joined by a bridge passing over the tracks.

History[edit]

A populated centre was founded here on 9 December 1883. The initial (common) village was named "Nico Pérez" and recognized as such by decree of 10 April 1896. On 19 March 1907 it was renamed to "José Batlle y Ordóñez" by decree Ley Nº 3.148.[1] The part of the village that is in the Florida Department kept the original name.

Population[edit]

In 2011 José Batlle y Ordóñez had a population of 2,203.[2]

Year Population
1908 5,968
1963 2,738
1975 2,074
1985 2,448
1996 2,298
2004 2,424
2011 2,203

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Places of worship[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Lavalleja". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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