Cardona, Uruguay

Cardona is a city in the Soriano Department, in southwestern Uruguay. The main square of the city is Plaza Artigas, featuring a monument to General Artigas.

Cardona
City
Coat of arms of Cardona
Cardona is located in Uruguay
Cardona
Cardona
Location within Uruguay
Coordinates: 33°52′10″S 57°22′5″W / 33.86944°S 57.36806°W / -33.86944; -57.36806Coordinates: 33°52′10″S 57°22′5″W / 33.86944°S 57.36806°W / -33.86944; -57.36806
Country Uruguay
Department Soriano
MunicipalityCardona
Founded1903
Elevation
163 m (535 ft)
Population
 (2011 Census)
 • Total4,600
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
75200
Dial plan+ 598 4536 (+4 digits)

LocationEdit

The city is located on the border with Colonia Department and it forms a unified population centre together with Florencio Sánchez, which is across the border and belongs to Colonia Department. Bulevard Cardona - Florencio Sanchez, which runs parallel to the railroad tracks, separates the two parts.

HistoryEdit

Cardona was founded on 17 October 1903. On 18 April 1910, it was declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 3.607. At the time the area it was in was called "La Lata del Perdido" and the village had previously been the head of the judicial section of "Perdido". On 12 June 1953, its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley N° 11.946,[1] and on 15 October 1963, it was further elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley N° 13.167.[2]

PopulationEdit

In 2011, Cardona had a population of 4,600.[3]

Year Population
1908 2,231
1963 4,110
1975 4,104
1985 3,822
1996 4,579
2004 4,689
2011 4,600

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[4]

Places of worshipEdit

GovernmentEdit

The city mayor as of July 2010 is Raúl Bertinat.[5]

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LEY N° 11.946". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1953. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  2. ^ "LEY N° 13.167". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1963. Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Soriano". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-14. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012.[dead link]
  5. ^ "MUNICIPIOS DE URUGUAY" at the Intendents' Congress website Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  6. ^ General Consul of Uruguay in Barcelona (4 February 2010). "Hermanamiento Cardona Catalana y Uruguaya". Archived from the original on 5 November 2014. Retrieved 7 May 2011.

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