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Department of Tacuarembo, Uruguay

Tacuarembó, Uruguay: overview

The department of Tacuarembó has an area of 15.438 km2 and a population of about 90.490 inhabitants. According to the census of 2004, this department had a birth rate of 18,4 births every 1000 people, and the average age of the inhabitants was of 19,7 years old.

The capital of this department is the city of Tacuarembó, with a population of about 42.580 inhabitants. Other important cities in the department of Tacuarembó are: Paso de los Toros with about 13.460 inhabitants, San Gregorio del Polanco with about 3.100 inhabitants, Ansina with about 1.930 inhabitants, and Tambores with 1.480 inhabitants.

Some facts

Tacuarembó is located towards the north eastern area of Uruguay, bordering with the departments of Rio Negro, Cerro Largo, Durazno, Artigas, Rivera, Paysandú, and Salto. It is interesting to know that this is the largest department of Uruguay, and the 9th with most population in the country.

Interesting places to visit

One of the most interesting places you could visit in Tacuarembó is the Museo del Indio y del Gaucho (Museum of Gaucho and Indigenous people). Also, you could visit the 19 de Abril Square, the oldest square in Tacuarembó, which has a monument to Artigas made by Zorrilla de San Martin (a famous Uruguayan sculptor), and which is surrounded by several important buildings.



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