Paso Arballo, Rosario.
|Founded by||Benito Herosa|
|Elevation||18 m (59 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC -3|
|Dial plan||+598 455 (+5 digits)|
It is located on the south end of Route 2, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of its intersection with Route 1 (at kilometre 130 of the later). It is about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) (by road) west of Nueva Helvecia and 51 kilometres (32 mi) east-northeast of the department catital city Colonia del Sacramento.
Rosario's first inhabitant is believed to have been Pascual de Chena, an amerindian of Colla descent. Today, a square and a brook are named after him. Even the alternative name of the city, Rosario del Colla, makes reference to this fact.
Even before the Independence of Uruguay, Rosario had received the status of "Villa" (town). Its status was elevated to "City" category on 17 August 1920 by the Act of Ley Nº 7.257.
In 2011 Rosario had a population of 10,085.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay
* In the census of 2011, the population of the small hamlet Pastoreo (465 inh. in 2004) has been incorporated to the censual area of Rosario.
Places of worship
The city mayor as of July 2010 is Daniel Dibot.
- Diego Godín, football player.
- Ruperto Long, engineer, politician and writer.
- Fabio Zerpa, parapsychologist and UFO researcher.
- Carlos Garat Otero, Congressman, Senator
- "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- "Censos 2011 Cuadros Colonia". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "MUNICIPIOS DE URUGUAY" at the Intendents' Congress website Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
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