Bella Unión

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Bella Unión
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View of the Uruguay River from Bella Unión
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Bella Unión
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 30°15′0″S57°35′0″W / 30.25000°S 57.58333°W / -30.25000; -57.58333 Coordinates: 30°15′0″S57°35′0″W / 30.25000°S 57.58333°W / -30.25000; -57.58333
CountryFlag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Department Flag of Artigas Department.svg  Artigas
Founded1829
Founded by Fructuoso Rivera
Population
 (2011 Census)
  Total12,200
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code
55100
Dial plan +598 4779 (+4 digits)

Bella Unión is a city in the north part of Artigas Department of Uruguay.

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Location

It is located at the north end of Route 3, on the banks of the Uruguay River, near the mouth of Río Cuareim. Being situated on a piece of land protruding between Argentina and Brazil, it lies across Monte Caseros, Corrientes of Argentina to the west and across Barra do Quaraí of Brazil, which is only 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the northeast, joined by a bridge over Río Cuareim.

History

The original settlement was founded on 13 May 1829 under the name "Santa Rosa". It was started by Fructuoso Rivera, who played a prominent role in the early history of Uruguay. On 20 April 1928, it was renamed to "Bella Unión" by the Act of Ley No. 8.207. [1] On 15 October 1963, its status was raised to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley No. 13.180. [2]

Population

In 2011, Bella Unión had a population of 12,200. [3] Together with its peripheral populated and rural areas (Coronado, Portones de Hierro y Campodónico, Las Piedras, Franquia & Cuareim) they form a population centre of around 18,000.

YearPopulation
19085,414
19634,955
19757,778
198512,238
199613,537
200413,187
201112,200

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[ dead link ] [1]

Places of worship

Notable local person

The writer Jesús Moraes, (1955-), who specializes in short stories in Spanish, is from Bella Unión, and is one of the relatively few contemporary Uruguayan writers strongly identified with the Uruguayan north.

See also

Climate data

Climate data for Bella Unión (1980–2009)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)32.0
(89.6)
30.5
(86.9)
29.0
(84.2)
25.0
(77.0)
21.5
(70.7)
19.0
(66.2)
18.6
(65.5)
21.2
(70.2)
22.7
(72.9)
25.5
(77.9)
27.9
(82.2)
29.7
(85.5)
25.2
(77.4)
Daily mean °C (°F)26.0
(78.8)
24.9
(76.8)
23.7
(74.7)
20.0
(68.0)
16.5
(61.7)
14.4
(57.9)
13.6
(56.5)
15.4
(59.7)
17.1
(62.8)
20.1
(68.2)
22.0
(71.6)
24.2
(75.6)
19.8
(67.6)
Average low °C (°F)20.1
(68.2)
19.4
(66.9)
18.3
(64.9)
14.9
(58.8)
11.6
(52.9)
9.8
(49.6)
8.7
(47.7)
9.6
(49.3)
11.4
(52.5)
14.8
(58.6)
16.2
(61.2)
18.7
(65.7)
14.5
(58.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches)141.4
(5.57)
144.4
(5.69)
145.9
(5.74)
175.6
(6.91)
109.1
(4.30)
90.1
(3.55)
55.3
(2.18)
55.4
(2.18)
96.9
(3.81)
151.0
(5.94)
150.9
(5.94)
132.8
(5.23)
1,448.8
(57.04)
Average relative humidity (%)65697276777976716968666471
Mean monthly sunshine hours 297.6245.8244.9186.0189.1162.0176.7192.2204.0241.8267.0300.72,707.8
Mean daily sunshine hours 9.68.77.96.26.15.45.76.26.87.88.99.77.4
Source: Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Statistics of urban localities (1908–2004) (see also Santa Rosa)". INE. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
  2. "LEY N° 13.180". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1963. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  3. "Censos 2011 Cuadros Artigas". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. Castaño, José; Giménez, Agustín; Ceroni, Mauricio; Furest, José; Aunchayna, Rossina. "Caracterización Agroclimática del Uruguay 1980–2009" (PDF) (in Spanish). Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria. Retrieved December 13, 2015.