|Coordinates (Montevideo (km.0)):|
|Capital of Department||Montevideo (km.0)|
|• Intendant||Ana Olivera|
|• Ruling party||Frente Amplio|
|• Total||530 km2 (200 sq mi)|
|Population (2011 census)|
|• Density||2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UYT (UTC-3)|
|ISO 3166 code||UY-MO|
Montevideo 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 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
- 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
During the 2004 census the following urban centers had been counted:
|City / Town||Population|
The census of 2011 has counted a population of 1,319,108 for the whole of Montevideo. Separate numbers have been provided for each of the 8 new divisions of the department called Municipios (Municipalities).
According to the 2011 census, Montevideo Department has a rural population of 14,026.
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