Juan Lacaze

Juan Lacaze, or Juan L. Lacaze, is a city located in southwestern Uruguay, within the Colonia Department.

Juan Lacaze
Juan Lacaze is located in Uruguay
Juan Lacaze
Juan Lacaze
Location within Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°25′52″S 57°26′54″W / 34.43111°S 57.44833°W / -34.43111; -57.44833Coordinates: 34°25′52″S 57°26′54″W / 34.43111°S 57.44833°W / -34.43111; -57.44833
Country Uruguay
Department Colonia
 (2011 Census)
 • Total12,816
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
Dial plan+598 4586 (+4 digits)


The city is located on Route 54 in southern Colonia, 43 kilometres (27 mi) (by road) east of the city of Colonia del Sacramento, and 150 kilometres (93 mi) west of Montevideo, the country's capital.


Juan Lacaze has coasts over the Río de la Plata basin. The Arroyo Sauce (or Arroyo del Minuano) flows west of the city and the mouth of Rosario River is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the east.


On 15 March 1920, the populated area situated at the "Puerto del Sauce" was declared as "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 3.433. On 17 August 1920 its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley Nº 7.257 and finally elevated to "Ciudad" (city) on 8 May 1953 by the Act of Ley Nº 11.934.[1]


According to the 2011 census, Juan Lacaze had a population of 12,816.[2]

Year Population
1963 11,204
1975 11,595
1985 12,574
1996 12,988
2004 13,196
2011 12,816

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[3]

Places of worshipEdit


The city mayor (alcalde) as of November 2020 is Arturo Bentancor.[4]


Deportivo Colonia has its headquarters in Juan Lacaze.

Notable peopleEdit


  1. ^ "LEY N° 11.934". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1953. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Colonia". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-13. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  4. ^ "MUNICIPIOS DE URUGUAY" at the Intendents' Congress website Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)

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