Sauce de Portezuelo

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Sauce de Portezuelo
Sauce de Portezuelo is located in Uruguay
Sauce de Portezuelo
Sauce de Portezuelo
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°52′30″S 55°8′25″W / 34.87500°S 55.14028°W / -34.87500; -55.14028Coordinates: 34°52′30″S 55°8′25″W / 34.87500°S 55.14028°W / -34.87500; -55.14028
Country  Uruguay
Department Maldonado Department
Population (2011)
 • Total 128
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 20004
Dial plan +598 42 (+6 digits)

Sauce de Portezuelo is a resort (balneario) in the Maldonado Department of Uruguay.


The resort is located on the coast of Río de la Plata, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of Punta Ballena and 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) (by road) east of the resort Punta Negra. To the east it borders the resort Ocean Park and to the north the resort La Capuera, which is on the coast of Laguna del Sauce. Ruta Interbalnearia, also marked as Route 93 for this area, separates it from the later.

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Portezuelo was the location chosen by Catalan architect and designer Antoni Bonet i Castellana to build one of his most famous buildings, Solana del Mar.[1] He also planned the layout of the seaside resort.[2]


In 2011 Sauce de Portezuelo had a population of 128 permanent inhabitants and 173 dwellings.[3]

Year Population Dwellings
1963 41 21
1975 15 17
1985 19 17
1996 59 27
2004 63 51
2011 128 173

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[4]


  1. ^ Antonio Bonet y la Solana del Mar (Spanish)
  2. ^ Bonet, urban planner of Portezuelo (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Maldonado (needs flash plugin)". INE. 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "1963–1996 Statistics / S" (DOC). Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay. 2004. Retrieved 28 July 2011. 

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