Paso de los Toros

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Paso de los Toros
Monument in El Toro Square
Monument in El Toro Square
Paso de los Toros is located in Uruguay
Paso de los Toros
Paso de los Toros
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 32°49′05″S 56°30′23″W / 32.81806°S 56.50639°W / -32.81806; -56.50639Coordinates: 32°49′05″S 56°30′23″W / 32.81806°S 56.50639°W / -32.81806; -56.50639
Country  Uruguay
Department Tacuarembó
Population (2011)
 • Total 12,985
 • Demonym isabelino
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 45100
Dial plan +598 4664 (+4 digits)

Paso de los Toros (English: Bulls' Pass) is a city of the Tacuarembó Department in Uruguay.


The city is located on the north bank of Río Negro and on Route 5, about 140 kilometres (87 mi) south-southwest of Tacuarembó, the capital of the department, and about 66 kilometres (41 mi) north of Durazno, the capital of Durazno Department.


The Midland Uruguay Railway began operation in 1889 with a line that ran between Paso de los Toros and Salto.[1] On 17 July 1903, the group of houses of the area known as Paso de los Toros was declared a "Pueblo" (village) named "Santa Isabel" and became head of the judicial section of the same name. On 27 November 1929 it was renamed to "Paso de los Toros" and its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley Nº 8.523.[2] On 1 July 1953, its status was further elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley Nº 11.952.[3]


In 2011, Paso de los Toros had a population of 12,985,[4] which makes it the second largest city in the department, after the capital city of Tacuarembó.

Year Population
1908 4,963
1963 11,359
1975 13,032
1985 13,026
1996 13,315
2004 13,231
2011 12,985

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[2]

Places of worship[edit]

Soft drink[edit]

In Uruguay, Pepsi manufactures a Paso de los Toros soft drink named after the city.

Noted local people[edit]


  1. ^ "AFE / Historia / Las Companias". Administración de Ferrocarriles del Estado (AFE). Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004) (see also "Santa Isabel")" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "LEY N° 11.952". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1953. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Tacuarembó". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

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