Juan Lacaze, or Juan L. Lacaze, is a city located in southwestern Uruguay, within the Colonia Department.
Location [ edit ]
The city is located on Route 54 in southern Colonia, 43 kilometres (27 mi) (by road) east of the city of
Colonia del Sacramento, and 150 kilometres (93 mi) west of Montevideo, the country's capital.
Geography [ edit ]
Juan Lacaze has coasts over the
Río de la Plata basin. The Arroyo Sauce (or Arroyo del Minuano) flows west of the city and the mouth of Rosario River is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east.
History [ edit ]
On 15 March 1920, the populated area situated at the "Puerto del Sauce" was declared as "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 3.433. On 17 August 1920 its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley Nº 7.257 and finally elevated to "Ciudad" (city) on 8 May 1953 by the Act of Ley Nº 11.934.
Population [ edit ]
According to the 2011 census, Juan Lacaze had a population of 12,816.
Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay [3 ]
Places of worship [ edit ]
Government [ edit ]
The city mayor (
) as of July 2010 is Darío Burgman. alcalde [4 ]
Deportivo Colonia has its headquarters in Juan Lacaze.
Notable people [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Balneario = Resort
Barra = Mouth (of river)
Barrio = Neighbourhood
Playa = Beach
Puerto = Port
Punta (or Pta) = Point, Small Peninsula