Pan de Azúcar, Uruguay

Pan de Azúcar is a city in the southwest of the Maldonado Department in Uruguay. It takes its name from a nearby hill (Cerro Pan de Azúcar, actually located in the neighbouring municipality of Piriápolis), topped by a huge cross.

Pan de Azúcar
City Municipality
Street view of Pan de Azúcar
Street view of Pan de Azúcar
Pan de Azúcar is located in Uruguay
Pan de Azúcar
Pan de Azúcar
Coordinates: 34°48′0″S 55°13′0″W / 34.80000°S 55.21667°W / -34.80000; -55.21667
Country Uruguay
Department Maldonado
Founded byFélix de Lizarza
79 m (259 ft)
 (2011 Census)
 • Total6,597
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
Dial plan+598 443 (+5 digits)

Pan de Azúcar is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs. It includes the zones: Pan de Azúcar, Gerona, Kilómetro 110, Nueva Carrara, Puntas de Pan de Azúcar, Laguna del Sauce, Laguna de los Cisnes.



The city is located at the junction of Route 7 with Route 60, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north-northeast of Piriápolis (via Route 37) and about 34 kilometres (21 mi) (via Routa IB) west-northwest from the capital city, Maldonado. The stream Arroyo Pan de Azúcar flows by the southwest limits of the city.



It was founded in October 1874 by Félix de Lizarza. Lizarra counted with the help of inhabitants from the city of San Carlos.[citation needed]

Its status was elevated to "Pueblo" (village) by Decree of 20 April 1887,[1] and on 7 September 1961, it was further elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley N° 12.908.[2]



In 2011, Pan de Azúcar had a population of 6,597.[3] According to the Intendencia Departamnetal de Maldonado, the municipality of Pan de Azúcar has a population of 9,500.[4]

Location map of the municipality of Pan de Azúcar
Year Population
1908 3,409
1963 4,190
1975 5,125
1985 5,513
1996 6,532
2004 7,098
2011 6,597

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  2. ^ "LEY N° 12.908". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1961. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 8 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Maldonado". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Presupuesto-2011-2015". Intendencia Departamnetal de Maldonado. 2012. Archived from the original on 24 April 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2012.