Municipality of Quebracho, Cerro Largo

The municipality of Quebracho is one of the municipalities of Cerro Largo Department, Uruguay, established on 30 October 2018. Its seat is the settlement of Quebracho.

Municipality of Quebracho
Municipio de Quebracho
Municipality of Quebracho
Map of the Municipality of Quebracho
Location of the municipality of Quebracho within the department of Cerro Largo and Uruguay.
Coordinates: 32°38′S 54°43′W / 32.63°S 54.72°W / -32.63; -54.72
Country Uruguay
DepartmentCerro Largo
Founded30 October 2018 [1]
 • MayorHector Urbano Ortiz (PN) [2]
Time zoneUTC-3


The proposal of creation of this territorial entity, along with other 5 municipalities, was made by then intendant of Cerro Largo, Sergio Botana, supported by members of his political party in the department, and was submitted to the departmental legislature to be discussed.[3] This municipality was established on 30 October 2018 by Departmental Board of Cerro Largo's Decree No. 29/2018, which designed its territorial jurisdiction as the same territory covered by the electoral constituency series GGB of Cerro Largo Department, as defined by the Electoral Board of Cerro Largo.[1]


The municipality is located at the mid-western region of Cerro Largo Department, bordering on one side with Tres Islas municipality and to the other side with Tupambaé municipality.


The authority of the municipality is the Municipal Council, integrated by the Mayor (who presides it) and four Councilors.[4]

Mayors by period
Mayor Party Start End Notes
1 Hector Urbano Ortiz National Party November 2020 Incumbent Elected Mayor.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Promúlgase el Decreto Departamental 29/018, que concede venia para la creación de autoridades locales pluripersonales (Municipios), que se mencionan". Diario Oficial (in Spanish). Montevideo: IMPO. CXIV (30066): 40–41. 9 November 2018. ISSN 1688-0064. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Alcaldes y Alcaldesas asumieron en los 125 Municipios de Uruguay" (in Spanish). Office of Planning and Budget. 30 November 2020. Retrieved 23 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Cerro Largo podría tener otros seis municipios". El País (in Spanish). Montevideo. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Ley N° 19272. LEY DE DESCENTRALIZACIÓN Y PARTICIPACIÓN CIUDADANA [original text]" (in Spanish). IMPO. Retrieved 24 August 2021.