Toledo, Uruguay

Toledo is a small city in the Canelones Department of Uruguay. Together with Villa Crespo y San Andrés, it forms a population centre of more than 14,000, which is also generally known as "Toledo", although the censual area of Toledo itself has only about 4,400 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census. They are both part of the wider metropitan area of Montevideo.

Toledo
City & Municipality
Toledo is located in Uruguay
Toledo
Toledo
Location within Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°44′32″S 56°05′54″W / 34.74222°S 56.09833°W / -34.74222; -56.09833Coordinates: 34°44′32″S 56°05′54″W / 34.74222°S 56.09833°W / -34.74222; -56.09833
Country Uruguay
Department Canelones
Founded1889
Elevation
68 m (223 ft)
Population
 (2011 Census)
 • Total4,397
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
91100
Dial plan+598 2 (+7 digits)

Toledo is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs and includes Villa Crespo y San Andrés as well as several other urban centres of the area.

LocationEdit

The city is located on Km. 22 of Route 6 and on its intersection with Route 85. The stream Arroyo de Toledo flows along the west and the south limits of the town.

HistoryEdit

The town was founded on November 17, 1889. On 28 May 1928 it was declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 8.224,[1] while on 24 October 1995, its status was elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley Nº 16.721.[2]

PopulationEdit

In 2011 Toledo had a population of 4,397.[3] The Intendencia de Canelones has estimated a population of 16,197 for the municipality.[4]

 
Location map of the Municipality of Toledo
Year Population
1963 1,699
1975 3,065
1985 3,321
1996 3,487
2004 4,028
2011 4,397

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Places of worshipEdit

GovernmentEdit

The city mayor as of July 2010 is[6] Álvaro Gómez.[7]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Ley Nº 16.721". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1964. Archived from the original on 29 December 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Canelones". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Municipio de Toledo". Comuna Canaria / Dpto. de Canelones. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  5. ^ Seminario Arquidiocesano (in Spanish)
  6. ^ "Se instalaron Municipios de Canelones, Progreso, Toledo y La Paz", July 27, 2010
  7. ^ "MUNICIPIOS DE URUGUAY" at the Intendents' Congress website Archived 2012-03-08 at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)

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