Belén, Uruguay

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Belén
Village
Belén, Uruguay 2.jpg
Belén is located in Uruguay
Belén
Belén
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 30°47′0″S 57°47′0″W / 30.78333°S 57.78333°W / -30.78333; -57.78333Coordinates: 30°47′0″S 57°47′0″W / 30.78333°S 57.78333°W / -30.78333; -57.78333
Country  Uruguay
Department Salto Department
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,030
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 50001
Dial plan +598 4766 (+4 digits)

Belén is a village in the Salto Department of northwestern Uruguay.

Belén is also the name of the municipality to which the village belongs.

Location[edit]

The village is located on the mouth of the stream Arroyo Yacuy, on the banks of Uruguay River, northwest of Arapey and north of Salto.

History[edit]

It was first established as "Pueblo" (village) on 12 January 1860 and then re-established on 7 May 1862 by the Act of Ley Nº 705 and again on 2 October 1867 by the Act of Ley Nº 896.[1]

Population[edit]

In 2011, Belén had a population of 1,926.[2]

Location map of the municipality of Belén
Year Population
1908 1,994
1963 2,622
1975 2,121
1985 1,882
1996 2,023
2004 2,030
2011 1,926

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Salto". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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