Tarariras

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Tarariras
City
Tarariras is located in Uruguay
Tarariras
Tarariras
Location within Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°15′58″S 57°37′1″W / 34.26611°S 57.61694°W / -34.26611; -57.61694
Country  Uruguay
Department Colonia Department
Founded 1892
Elevation 73 m (240 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,632
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 70002
Dial plan +598 4574 (+4 digits)

Tarariras, is a small city in the south of the Colonia Department of southern Uruguay.

Location[edit]

The city is located on the junction of Route 50 with Route 22, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of the later's junction with Route 1, which is 28 kilometres (17 mi) east-northeast of Colonia del Sacramento, the capital city of the department.

Geography[edit]

The stream Arroyo Cuaró flows a small distance east of the town. The distance of the town from the centre of Montevideo is 164 kilometres (102 mi).

History[edit]

A populated centre was founded here in 1892, even though the origins date back to 1831 when José Rodríguez donated the lands of his property to Joaquín Viega. It received the name "Joaquín Suárez" and the status of "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley N° 6.920 on 17 June 1919, and then on 27 August 1959 it was renamed to "Tarariras" and given the status of "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley N° 12.621.[1] Finally it received the status of "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley N° 13.783 on 7 November 1969.[2]

Population[edit]

In 2011 Tarariras had a population of 6,632.[3]

Year Population
1963 2,979
1975 4,489
1985 5,305
1996 6,174
2004 6,070
2011 6,632

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[4]

Places of worship[edit]

Government[edit]

The mayor (alcalde,-esa) of the town, as of July 2010, is Diana Olivera.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LEY N° 12.621". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1959. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "LEY N° 13.783". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1969. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Colonia". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  5. ^ "Municipios of Uruguay" (in Spanish). Congreso de Intendentes. Retrieved 12 July 2011. 

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