Pan de Azúcar, Uruguay

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Pan de Azúcar
City
Pan de Azúcar is located in Uruguay
Pan de Azúcar
Pan de Azúcar
Coordinates: 34°48′0″S 55°13′0″W / 34.80000°S 55.21667°W / -34.80000; -55.21667Coordinates: 34°48′0″S 55°13′0″W / 34.80000°S 55.21667°W / -34.80000; -55.21667
Country  Uruguay
Department Maldonado Department
Founded 1874
Founded by Félix de Lizarza
Elevation 79 m (259 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,597
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 20300
Dial plan +598 443 (+5 digits)

Pan de Azúcar is a city in the southwest of the Maldonado Department in Uruguay. It takes its name from a nearby hill (Cerro Pan de Azúcar, actually located in the neighbouring municipality of Piriápolis), topped by a huge cross.

Pan de Azúcar is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs. It includes the zones: Pan de Azúcar, Gerona, Kilómetro 110, Nueva Carrara, Puntas de Pan de Azúcar, Laguna del Sauce, Laguna de los Cisnes.

Location and geography[edit]

The city is located on the junction of Route 7 with Route 60, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north-northest of Piriápolis (via Route 37) and about 34 kilometres (21 mi) (via Routa IB) west-northwest from the capital city, Maldonado. The stream Arroyo Pan de Azúcar flows by the southwest limits of the city.

History[edit]

It was founded on October 1874 by Félix de Lizarza. Lizarra counted with the help of inhabitants from the city of San Carlos.

Its status was elevated to "Pueblo" (village) by Decree of 20 April 1887,[1] and on 7 September 1961 it was further elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley N° 12.908.[2]

Population[edit]

In 2011 Pan de Azúcar had a population of 6,597.[3] According to the Intendencia Departamnetal de Maldonado, the municipality of Pan de Azúcar has a population of 9,500.[4]

Location map of the municipality of Pan de Azúcar
Year Population
1908 3,409
1963 4,190
1975 5,125
1985 5,513
1996 6,532
2004 7,098
2011 6,597

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Places of worship[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "LEY N° 12.908". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1961. Retrieved 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Maldonado". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Presupuesto-2011-2015". Intendencia Departamnetal de Maldonado. 2012. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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