Santo Domingo de Soriano
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Villa Soriano is a town in the Soriano Department of Uruguay. Historically, it was also known as Santo Domingo de Soriano. It had acquired the status of "Villa" (town) before the Independence of Uruguay.
In 1624, a Franciscan Mission established a reduction for the indigenous tribes of the area named Santo Domingo de Soriano. It constituted the first permanent European settlement on Uruguayan soil, predating the foundation of Colonia del Sacramento by more than fifty years. It was moved to its current location in 1708. The construction of its church began in 1751.
In 2011, Villa Soriano had a population of 1,124.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay
Places of worship
- Official site of Villa Soriano (Spanish)
- SorianoTotal.com 'Villa Soriano' (Spanish)
- Villa Santo Domingo Soriano (Spanish)
- Villa Soriano, Uruguay (Spanish)
- INE map of Villa Soriano and La Loma
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