Santa Lucía, Uruguay

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Santa Lucía
City
Tomás Berreta square with the monument to José Gervasio Artigas; in the background, the parish church of St. John the Baptist.
Tomás Berreta square with the monument to José Gervasio Artigas; in the background, the parish church of St. John the Baptist.
Santa Lucía is located in Uruguay
Santa Lucía
Santa Lucía
Location within Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°27′9″S 56°23′47″W / 34.45250°S 56.39639°W / -34.45250; -56.39639Coordinates: 34°27′9″S 56°23′47″W / 34.45250°S 56.39639°W / -34.45250; -56.39639
Country  Uruguay
Department Canelones Department
Founded 1782
Population (2011)
 • Total 16,742
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 90700
Dial plan +598 433 (+5 digits)

Santa Lucía is a city in the Canelones Department of southern Uruguay.

Santa Lucía is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs.

Location[edit]

The city is located on the intersection of Route 11 with Route 63, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of the centre of Montevideo. The river Río Santa Lucía, after which the city is named, flows along the northwestern limits of the city.

History[edit]

Santa Lucía was founded in 1782 with the name of Villa San Juan Bautista. It had acquired the status of "Villa" (town) before the Independence of Uruguay. On 15 June 1925, its status was elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley Nº 7.837.[1]

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Santa Lucía had a population of 16,742.[2] In 2010, the Intendencia de Canelones estimated a population of 18,346 for the municipality during the elections.[3]

Location map of the Municipality of Santa Lucía
Year Population
1963 12,647
1975 14,079
1985 14,951
1996 16,764
2004 16,475
2011 16,742

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Places of worship[edit]

Government[edit]

The city mayor as of July 2010 is Raúl Estramín.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Canelones". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "ELECCIONES - Canelones". El Observador. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Municipios de Uruguay". Congreso de Intendentes. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Clemente Estable's biography at espaciolatino.com (Spanish)
  6. ^ "Falleció el ex legislador nacionalista Walter Santoro". El País. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.  (Spanish)

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