Treinta y Tres

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Treinta y Tres
Capital city
Bridges over the River Olimar
Bridges over the River Olimar
Treinta y Tres is located in Uruguay
Treinta y Tres
Treinta y Tres
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 33°14′0″S 54°23′0″W / 33.23333°S 54.38333°W / -33.23333; -54.38333
Country  Uruguay
Department Treinta y Tres Department
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,477
 • Demonym olimareño,-a
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 33000
Dial plan +598 445 (+5 digits)

Treinta y Tres is the capital city of the Treinta y Tres Department in eastern Uruguay.

Location[edit]

The city is located on Route 8, on the north banks of Olimar Grande River. The city is almost surrounded by a populated rural area, a zone of chacras (ranches), known as Ejido de Treinta y Tres.

History[edit]

Its name means "Thirty Three" and refers to the 19th-century national heroes, the 33 Orientales, who established the independence of Uruguay.

On 10 March 1853 it was declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 307 and on 20 September 1884 it was made capital of the department created by Ley Nº 1.754. According to the Act of Ley Nº 3.544, on 19 July 1909 it held the status of "Villa" (town), which was elevated to "Ciudad" (city) on 29 September 1915 by the Act of Ley 5.335.[1]

Population[edit]

In 2011, Treinta y Tres had a population of 25,477.[2] It is by far the largest town in what is a sparsely populated department. Together with Ejido de Treinta y Tres and the southwestern suburb of Villa Sara, they form a population centre of around 33,000 inhabitants.

Year Population
1908 7,718
1963 22,557
1975 23,448
1985 25,116
1996 26,390
2004 25,711
2011 25,477

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Places of worship[edit]

Famous people from Treinta y Tres[edit]

  • Darío Silva - former Uruguayan football player.
  • Julio C. da Rosa - short story and novel writer
  • Serafín J. García (1905-1985)- poet, essayist and short story writer
  • Pepe Guerra - Musician
  • Emiliano Alfaro - Uruguayan football player


Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Treinta y Tres has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

Climate data for Treinta y Tres
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.1
(106)
40.5
(104.9)
40.2
(104.4)
36.4
(97.5)
31.2
(88.2)
28.6
(83.5)
31.2
(88.2)
31.0
(87.8)
35.0
(95)
34.7
(94.5)
39.7
(103.5)
41.5
(106.7)
41.5
(106.7)
Average high °C (°F) 29.6
(85.3)
29.1
(84.4)
27.1
(80.8)
23.7
(74.7)
20.1
(68.2)
16.8
(62.2)
16.4
(61.5)
17.8
(64)
19.5
(67.1)
22.0
(71.6)
24.7
(76.5)
28.2
(82.8)
22.9
(73.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.9
(73.2)
22.5
(72.5)
20.6
(69.1)
17.2
(63)
13.9
(57)
11.2
(52.2)
11.3
(52.3)
12.2
(54)
13.8
(56.8)
16.3
(61.3)
18.7
(65.7)
21.5
(70.7)
16.8
(62.2)
Average low °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
16.4
(61.5)
14.7
(58.5)
11.4
(52.5)
8.2
(46.8)
6.4
(43.5)
6.4
(43.5)
7.2
(45)
8.3
(46.9)
10.9
(51.6)
12.7
(54.9)
15.1
(59.2)
11.2
(52.2)
Record low °C (°F) 1.8
(35.2)
4.5
(40.1)
2.0
(35.6)
−1.2
(29.8)
−2.8
(27)
−7.6
(18.3)
−4.6
(23.7)
−4.0
(24.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
−1.2
(29.8)
1.4
(34.5)
1.0
(33.8)
−7.6
(18.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 119
(4.69)
131
(5.16)
95
(3.74)
80
(3.15)
98
(3.86)
107
(4.21)
133
(5.24)
114
(4.49)
119
(4.69)
98
(3.86)
104
(4.09)
95
(3.74)
1,292
(50.87)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6 7 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 6 6 5 72
 % humidity 68 72 74 78 79 83 77 78 78 76 71 67 75
Mean monthly sunshine hours 257.7 197.0 222.9 185.6 165.0 131.2 133.3 154.5 163.7 220.3 226.7 272.2 2,330.1
Source: Dirección Nacional de Meteorología (extremes 1939–1994)[4][5]

Images[edit]

Monument in town square, Treinta y tres

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Trenta y Tres". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Treinta y Tres, Uruguay
  4. ^ "Estadísticas climatológicas : Estacion Meteorologica Treinta y tres" (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional de Meteorología. Retrieved May 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "RECORDS METEOROLOGICOS EN EL URUGUAY" (in Spanish). Dirección Nacional de Meteorología. Retrieved May 8, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°14′S 54°23′W / 33.233°S 54.383°W / -33.233; -54.383