Treinta y Tres Department

Coordinates: 33°3′0″S 54°18′0″W / 33.05000°S 54.30000°W / -33.05000; -54.30000
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Treinta y Tres Department
Flag of Treinta y Tres Department
Coat of arms of Treinta y Tres Department
Treinta y Tres Department is located in Uruguay
Treinta y Tres Department
Location of Treinta y Tres Department and its capital
Coordinates (Treinta y Tres): 33°14′S 54°23′W / 33.233°S 54.383°W / -33.233; -54.383
Country Uruguay
Capital of DepartmentTreinta y Tres
 • IntendantDardo Sánchez Cal
 • Ruling partyPartido Nacional
 • Total9,529 km2 (3,679 sq mi)
 (2011 census)
 • Total48,134
 • Density5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-3 (UYT)
ISO 3166 codeUY-TT

Treinta y Tres (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtɾejntaj ˈtɾes]) is a department of Uruguay. Its capital is Treinta y Tres. It is located in the east of the country, bordering the departments of Cerro Largo to the north, Durazno and Florida to the west, Lavalleja and Rocha to the south, while to its east is the lake Laguna Merín separating it from the southernmost end of Brazil.


When the First Constitution of Uruguay was signed in 1830, the territory of this department was mostly part of Cerro Largo, one of the nine original departments of the Republic. In 1853 the pueblo (village) of Treinta y Tres was created in its south. It was named after the thirty three honoured patriots who fought for and secured the Independence of the old Provincia Oriental, which became Uruguay. A permanent service of transport by horse-drawn carts between this pueblo and Montevideo was first established in 1866.[1]

On 18 September 1884 and by the Act of Ley No 1.754, the department of Treinta y Tres was created out of parts of the departments of Cerro Largo and Minas (the actual Lavalleja Department).


Ethnic groups in Treinta y Tres (2011 est.)[2]
Ethnic groups Percent

As of the census of 2011, Treinta y Tres department had a population of 48,134 (23,416 male and 24,718 female) and 21,462 households[3]

Demographic data for Treinta y Tres Department in 2010:

  • Population growth rate: -0.158%
  • Birth Rate: 13.80 births/1,000 people
  • Death Rate: 9.15 deaths/1,000 people
  • Average age: 33.7 (32.7 male, 34.6 female)
  • Life Expectancy at Birth:
    • Total population: 75.97 years
    • Male: 72.16 years
    • Female: 79.90 years
  • Average per household income: 23,122 pesos/month
  • Urban per capita income: 8,994 pesos/month

2010 Data Source:[4]

Main Urban Centres Other towns and villages
Population stated as per 2011 census.[5]
City / Town Population
Treinta y Tres 25,477
Ejido de Treinta y Tres 6,782
Vergara 3,810
Santa Clara de Olimar 2,341
Cerro Chato 1,694
General Enrique Martínez 1,430
Villa Sara 1,199
Town / Village Population
Estación Rincón 674
Arrozal Treinta y Tres 344
Rural population
According to the 2011 census, Treinta y Tres department has a rural population of 3,172.[3]


A notable natural landmark is the Quebrada de los Cuervos, 44 km east of the capital city.

Map of the department[edit]

Topographic map of Durazno Department showing main populated places and roads

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Breve reseña del departamento". Intendencia de Treinta y Tres. 2011. Archived from the original on 22 August 2012. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Población por sexo y ascendencia étnico racial, según departamento" (in Spanish). National Institute of Statistics. Archived from the original on 30 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Censos 2011 Trenta y Tres (needs flash plugin)". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Uruguay en cifras" (PDF) (in Spanish). INE. 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2012.
  5. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Trenta y Tres". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

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