San Ramón, Uruguay

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San Ramón
City
Santa Lucía River at San Ramón
Santa Lucía River at San Ramón
San Ramón is located in Uruguay
San Ramón
San Ramón
Location within Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°18′0″S 55°57′27″W / 34.30000°S 55.95750°W / -34.30000; -55.95750
Country  Uruguay
Department Canelones Department
Founded 1867
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,133
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 90600
Dial plan +598 4312 (+4 digits)

San Ramón is a small city in the north of Canelones Department, in southern Uruguay.

San Ramón is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs.

Location[edit]

The city is located on the intersection of Route 6 with Route 12 and Route 63, about 79 kilometres (49 mi) north of the centre of Montevideo and 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) south of the village Chamizo of Florida Department. The town Tala lies 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) to the east-southeast. The railroad track Montevideo - Melo / Río Branco (to Brazil) passes through the city.

Geography[edit]

It is situated on the south bank of Santa Lucía River, which is the border with Florida Department and south of the hill Cuchilla del Chamizo. The stream Arroyo Pilatos flows 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) south of the city.

History[edit]

San Ramón was founded as a "Pueblo" (village) in 1867, and on 11 July 1910, its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley Nº 3.643.[1] On 26 June 1953, its status was further elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley Nº 11.952.[2]

Population[edit]

In 2011 San Ramón had a population of 7,133.[3] In 2010, the Intendencia de Canelones had estimated a population of 8,123 for the municipality during the elections.[4]

Location map of the Municipality of San Ramón
Year Population
1908 4,956
1963 5,668
1975 6,594
1985 7,001
1996 6,828
2004 6,992
2011 7,133

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Places of worship[edit]

Government[edit]

The city mayor as of July 2010 is Beatríz Lamas.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "LEY N° 11.952". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1953. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Canelones". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "ELECCIONES - Canelones". El Observador. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Parroquia de San Ramón (Spanish)
  6. ^ "Municipios de Uruguay". Congreso de Intendentes. Retrieved 9 July 2011. 

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