Colonia Nicolich

General Seregni (former Colonia Nicolich) is a town in the Canelones Department of southern Uruguay.

General Seregni
General Seregni is located in Uruguay
General Seregni
General Seregni
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°49′0″S 56°1′0″W / 34.81667°S 56.01667°W / -34.81667; -56.01667Coordinates: 34°49′0″S 56°1′0″W / 34.81667°S 56.01667°W / -34.81667; -56.01667
Country Uruguay
DepartmentCanelones Department
 • Total9,624
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
Dial plan+598 2 (+7 digits)

Colonia Nicolich is also the name of the municipality to which the town belongs and which includes the areas Colinas de Carrasco (Empalme) and Villa Aeroparque.[1]


The town is located directly north and northeast of the Carrasco International Airport on Route 102. It is part of the wider metropolitan area of Montevideo.


Since the 19th century, the area has been characterized by intensive agriculture supplying the markets of Montevideo. In the 1940s a slow urbanization started taking place. The urbanization was accelerated in the 1970s making it part of the metropolitan area of Montevideo. This included the construction of housing complexes for the Air Force personnel serving at nearby Air Base N1 and for those studying at the also nearby Aeronautic Military School. Other settlements were added in the 1990s. Today Colonia Nicolich is considered a typical "dormitory town" for people who commute daily to Montevideo for work or business.[2]

In the mid-20th century a Mennonite colony was established there.[3]

Since 1999 there is a private cemetery nearby, Parque Martinelli de Carrasco.


In 2011 Colonia Nicolich had a population of 9,624.[4][5] The Intendencia de Canelones had estimated a population of 13,757 for the municipality, based on the 2004 census.[1]

Year Population
1963 2,669
1975 4,500
1985 5,527
1996 7,223
2004 8,811
2011 9,624

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[6]

Places of worshipEdit


  1. ^ a b "Intendencia de Canelones - Municipio de Nicolich". Intendencia de Canelones. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  2. ^ "ELECCIONES - Canelones". El Observador. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  3. ^ Mennonites from Galitzia in Nicolich Archived 2012-08-01 at
  4. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Canelones". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  5. ^ "Censos 2011 Canelones". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  6. ^ "1963–1996 Statistics / C". Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay. 2004. Archived from the original (DOC) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.

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