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Colonia Department


Colonia Department

Colonia Department
Flag of Colonia Department
Coat of arms of Colonia Department
Coat of arms
Colonia Department is located in Uruguay
Location of Colonia Department & its capital
Coordinates (Colonia del Sacramento):
Country  Uruguay
Capital of Department Colonia del Sacramento
 • Intendant Walter Zimmer
 • Ruling party Partido Nacional
 • Total 6,106 km2 (2,358 sq mi)
Population (2011 census)
 • Total 123,203
 • Density 20/km2 (52/sq mi)
Demonym(s) colonienses
Time zone UYT (UTC-3)
ISO 3166 code UY-CO
Website .uy.gub.coloniawww
Map of Colonia Department

Colonia is a department of southwestern Uruguay. Its capital is Colonia del Sacramento, the country's second oldest city.


  • Economy 1
  • Population and Demographics 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The region is the main producer of dairy products in Uruguay. Its proximity to Buenos Aires makes it the main entry point for tourists coming from Argentina into Uruguay, usually by crossing the Río de la Plata.

Population and Demographics

As of the census of 2011, Colonia Department has a population of 123,203 (60,203 male and 63,000 female) and 57,003 households.[1]

Demographic data for Florida Department in 2010:

  • Population growth rate: 0.042%
  • Birth Rate: 13.47 births/1,000 people
  • Death Rate: 9.96 deaths/1,000 people
  • Average age: 35.7 (34.0 male, 37.4 female)
  • Life Expectancy at Birth:
    • Total population: 78.09 years
    • Male: 74.70 years
    • Female: 81.70 years
  • Average per household income: 25,213 pesos/month
  • Urban per capita income: 10,714 pesos/month

2010 Data Source:[2]

Main Urban Centres Other towns and villages
Population stated as per 2011 census.[3]
City / Town Population
Colonia del Sacramento 26,231
Carmelo 18,041
Juan Lacaze 12,816
Nueva Helvecia 10,630
Rosario 10,085
Nueva Palmira 9,857
Tarariras 6,632
Florencio Sánchez 3,716
Ombues de Lavalle 3,390
Colonia Valdense 3,235
Town / Village Population
Miguelete 999
La Paz 603
El Semillero 600
Conchillas 401
Rural population

According to the 2011 census, Colonia department has an additional rural population of 11,471.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Censos 2011 Colonia (needs flash plugin)". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Uruguay en cifras" (PDF) (in Spanish). INE. 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Colonia". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012. 

External links

  • INE map of Colonia Department
  • Nuestra Terra, Colección Los Departamentos, Vol.14 "Colonia"

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