Santa Lucía, Uruguay
City & Municipality
Tomás Berreta square with the monument to José Gervasio Artigas; in the background, the parish church of St. John the Baptist.
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Santa Lucía is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs.
The city is located on the intersection of Route 11 with Route 63, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) northwest of the centre of Montevideo. The river Río Santa Lucía, after which the city is named, flows along the northwestern limits of the city.
Santa Lucía was founded in 1782 with the name of Villa San Juan Bautista. It had acquired the status of "Villa" (town) before the Independence of Uruguay. On 15 June 1925, its status was elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley Nº 7.837.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay
Places of worship
The city mayor as of July 2010 is Raúl Estramín.
- José Cancela (1976), football player.
- Ángelo Paleso (1983), football player.
- Clemente Estable (1894–1976), writer.
- Walter Santoro (1922–2011), politician.
- Eugenio Figueredo (1932), President of CONMEBOL
- "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
- "Censos 2011 Cuadros Canelones". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "ELECCIONES - Canelones". El Observador. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- "Municipios de Uruguay". Congreso de Intendentes. Archived from the original on 8 March 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
- Clemente Estable's biography at espaciolatino.com (in Spanish)
- "Falleció el ex legislador nacionalista Walter Santoro" (in Spanish). El País. 29 April 2011. Archived from the original on 4 May 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
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