Mones Quintela

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Mones Quintela
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Mones Quintela
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Coordinates: 30°22′24″S57°39′50″W / 30.37333°S 57.66389°W / -30.37333; -57.66389 Coordinates: 30°22′24″S57°39′50″W / 30.37333°S 57.66389°W / -30.37333; -57.66389
CountryFlag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay
Department Artigas Department
Population
 (2011)
  Total531
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code
55100
Dial plan +598 4778 (+4 digits)

Mones Quintela is a small town in the Artigas Department of northern Uruguay.

Artigas Department Department of 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 South American country

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 town is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Bella Unión, on the shores of the Uruguay River and the stream Arroyo Itacumbú, just northeast of Cainsa. It is connected to the Route 3 by a local road.

Bella Unión City in Artigas, Uruguay

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

Uruguay River river in South America

The Uruguay River is a river in South America. It flows from north to south and forms parts of the boundaries of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, separating some of the Argentine provinces of La Mesopotamia from the other two countries. It passes between the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil; forms the eastern border of the provinces of Misiones, Corrientes, and Entre Ríos in Argentina; and makes up the western borders of the departments of Artigas, Salto, Paysandú, Río Negro, Soriano, and Colonia in Uruguay.

Cainsa Town in Artigas Department, Uruguay

Cainsa is a small town in the Artigas Department of northern Uruguay.

Origin of name and history

The town takes its name from Alfredo Mones Quintela, an agricultural engineer, once a director of the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative in the 1950s. [1] The CALPICO sugar plant supported the vast majority of the population for a few decades, and was converted into a cooperative irrigation for vegetable and fruit crops and industrial plant is now used as a deposit for rice.

On 5 and 6 November 2010, Mones Quintela held the first festival of sugarcane in Uruguay and commemorated the 25th anniversary of the denomination of Mones Quintela as a town.

Population

In 2011 Mones Quintela had a population of 531. [2]

YearPopulation
1996616
2004601
2011531

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay [3]

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References

  1. National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (1 January 1954). Blue book. p. 51. Retrieved 31 May 2011.
  2. "Censos 2011 Artigas (needs flash plugin)". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  3. "1963–1996 Statistics / M" (DOC). Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay. 2004. Retrieved 4 July 2011.