Las Piedras, Artigas

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Las Piedras
Suburb of Bella Unión
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Las Piedras
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 30°14′0″S57°35′0″W / 30.23333°S 57.58333°W / -30.23333; -57.58333 Coordinates: 30°14′0″S57°35′0″W / 30.23333°S 57.58333°W / -30.23333; -57.58333
CountryFlag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Department Artigas Department
Population
 (2011)
  Total2,771
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code
55100
Dial plan +598 4779 (+4 digits)

Las Piedras (which means "The Stones") is a suburb of Bella Unión in the Artigas Department of northern Uruguay.

Bella Unión City in Artigas, Uruguay

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

Artigas Department Place in Uruguay

Artigas Department is the northernmost department of Uruguay, located in its northwestern region. Its capital is the city of Artigas, which borders on the Brazilian city of Quaraí. Artigas Department has an area of 11,928 square kilometres (4,605 sq mi), making it the fifth largest in the country. The population is 73,378 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census.

Uruguay republic in South America

Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It borders Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay is home to an estimated 3.44 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometers (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America, after Suriname.

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Location

The suburb is located on Route 3 and borders the urban area of the city to the south, suburb Franquia to the north and suburb Cuareim to the west.

Route 3 (Uruguay) highway in Uruguay

Route 3 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1975, it was assigned the name General José Artigas, the foremost national hero of Uruguay. It is one of the most important highways in the country along with Route 5, connecting the south coast near Rafael Perazza with Bella Unión in the extreme northwest. The road is approximately 592 kilometres (368 mi) in length.

Franquia Populated rural area in Artigas Department, Uruguay

Franquia is a populated rural area in Artigas Department of northern Uruguay.

Cuareim Village in Artigas Department, Uruguay

Cuareim is a village in the Artigas Department of northern Uruguay.

Geography

Las Piedras, Franquia and Cuareim are located on a protruding part of land between Uruguay River and the mouth of Río Cuareim, where the international boundaries of Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil meet.

Argentina Federal republic in South America

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a country located mostly in the southern half of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south. With a mainland area of 2,780,400 km2 (1,073,500 sq mi), Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world, the fourth largest in the Americas, and the largest Spanish-speaking nation. The sovereign state is subdivided into twenty-three provinces and one autonomous city, Buenos Aires, which is the federal capital of the nation as decided by Congress. The provinces and the capital have their own constitutions, but exist under a federal system. Argentina claims sovereignty over part of Antarctica, the Falkland Islands, and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.

Brazil Federal republic in South America

Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers and with over 208 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the fifth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populated city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states, the Federal District, and the 5,570 municipalities. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.

Population

In 2011 it had a population of 2,771. [1]

YearPopulation
1963216
1975738
19851,253
19962,099
20042,164
20112,771

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay [2]

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References

  1. "Censos 2011 Cuadros Artigas". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  2. "1963–1996 Statistics / L". Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay. 2004. Archived from the original (DOC) on 29 November 2011. Retrieved 3 July 2011.Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)