Gobierno del Cerrito

Manuel Oribe
Flag of Uruguay used by the Cerrito Government

The Cerrito Government (Spanish: Gobierno del Cerrito, lit. "Little Hill Government") governed almost all the Uruguayan territory during the Great Siege of Montevideo (1843-1851). It was led by Manuel Oribe y Viana.[1]

Uruguay was experiencing the Guerra Grande, between the two traditional parties Colorado and Blanco. Oribe sieged the city during 9 years; his headquarters were established at the present neighbourhood of Cerrito de la Victoria. Other notable posts were Villa Restauración (with tribunal and university) and Buceo (with its harbor).

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  1. ^ Walter Rela (1998). Uruguay: República Oriental del Uruguay, 1830-1864. Montevideo: ALFAR.