Paso de los Toros
|Paso de los Toros|
Monument in El Toro Square
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The city is located on the north bank of Río Negro and on Route 5, about 140 kilometres (87 mi) south-southwest of Tacuarembó, the capital of the department, and about 66 kilometres (41 mi) north of Durazno, the capital of Durazno Department.
The Midland Uruguay Railway began operation in 1889 with a line that ran between Paso de los Toros and Salto. On 17 July 1903, the group of houses of the area known as Paso de los Toros was declared a "Pueblo" (village) named "Santa Isabel" and became head of the judicial section of the same name. On 27 November 1929 it was renamed to "Paso de los Toros" and its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley Nº 8.523. On 1 July 1953, its status was further elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley Nº 11.952.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay
Places of worship
Noted local people
Born in Paso de los Toros:
- Mario Benedetti, writer
- Nelson Acosta, football manager
- Víctor Púa, football manager
- Waldemar Rial, basketball player
- "AFE / Historia / Las Companias". Administración de Ferrocarriles del Estado (AFE). Retrieved 6 September 2012.
- "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004) (see also "Santa Isabel")" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
- "LEY N° 11.952". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1953. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
- "Censos 2011 Cuadros Tacuarembó". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
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