Montevideo Department

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Montevideo Department
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Coat of arms of Montevideo Department
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Montevideo Department is located in Uruguay
Montevideo Department
Location of Montevideo Department and its capital
Coordinates (Montevideo (km.0)): 34°54′21.4″S 56°11′29.6″W / 34.905944°S 56.191556°W / -34.905944; -56.191556
Country Uruguay
Capital of DepartmentMontevideo (km.0)
 • IntendantDaniel Martínez
 • Ruling partyFrente Amplio
 • Total530 km2 (200 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total1,680,108
 • Density3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UYT)
ISO 3166 codeUY-MO

Montevideo (Spanish pronunciation: [monteβiˈðe.o]) is a department (departamento) of Uruguay. It is by far the smallest one in area but the most populated as well. It contains the city of Montevideo, capital of Uruguay. While most of the department is covered by the capital city, there are still smaller towns within its limits (e.g., Santiago Vázquez near the border with San José), which serve mostly as satellite towns and have still not merged with the rest of the city.

The rambla of Montevideo, the 22 km. in 14 minutes.


The Intendencia Departamental de Montevideo is charged with the executive functions of the Department, while the legislative functions are exercised by the Junta Departamental de Montevideo.

Population and Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Montevideo Department has a population of 1,680,108 (613,990 male and 705,014 female) and 520,538 households.[1] There are also 186,835 business premises.[2]

  • Population growth rate: -2.566% (2011 preliminary)
  • Birth Rate: 14.40 births/1,000 people (2004)
  • Death Rate: 10.35 deaths/1,000 people (2004)
  • Average age: 33.8 (31.2 Males, 36.5 Females) (2004)
  • Life Expectancy at Birth (2004):
    • Total population: 75.28 years
    • Male: 71.28 years
    • Female: 79.44 years
  • Average Family Size: 1.91 children/woman (2004)
  • Urban per capita income (cities of 5,000 inhabitants or more): 19,858.7 pesos/month (2004)

Main Urban Centres[edit]

During the 2004 census the following urban centers had been counted:[3]

City / Town Population
Montevideo 1,680,552
Pajas Blancas 1,976
Santiago Vázquez 1,482
Abayubá 924

The census of 2011 has counted a population of 1,684,554 for the whole of Montevideo. Separate numbers have been provided for each of the 8 new divisions of the department called Municipios (Municipalities).

Rural population[edit]

According to the 2011 census, Montevideo Department has a rural population of 14,026.


  1. ^ "Censos 2011 Montevideo". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Censos 2011". INE. December 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2011.
  3. ^ 2004 "Censos 2004 Cuadro 7_03" Check |url= value (help). INE. 2004. Retrieved 14 February 2011.

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Coordinates: 34°48′0″S 56°12′0″W / 34.80000°S 56.20000°W / -34.80000; -56.20000