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Sequiera is a village ("pueblo") in the south of the Artigas Department in northwestern 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, 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 kilometres (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America, after Suriname.
It is located on Km.125 of Route 4, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) south-southwest of Artigas, the capital of the department, and 127 kilometres (79 mi) east-northeast of Salto, the capital of the Salto Department.
Route 4 is a national route of Uruguay. In 1975, it was assigned the name Andrés Artigas, a national hero of Uruguay. One fragment of it splits off Route 5 at Carlos Reyles of Durazno Department and ends at Route 20 in Río Negro Department, while a longer part starts off Route 90 in Paysandú Department near Guichón and connects with the city of Artigas in the north. The two parts are of a total length of approximately 330 kilometres (210 mi).
Artigas is the capital of the Artigas Department of Uruguay. Its name comes from that of the national hero, José Gervasio Artigas, who fought for the emancipation of the River Plate, and sought to create a federative nation from these colonies. As of the census of 2011, it is the eleventh most populous city of the country.
Salto is the capital city of the Salto Department in northwestern Uruguay. As of the 2011 census it had a population of 104,028 and is the second most populated city in Uruguay.
It is situated between the streams Arroyo Sequeira to the east and Zanja de los Talas to the west, both tributaries of Río Arapey Chico, which flows 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) south of the populated area.
The name comes from the Guaraní-mission commander Ramón Sequeira, who in 1832 rebelled against the government of Fructuoso Rivera. On June 5 of that year Sequeira was surprised and defeated by troops led by Bernabé Rivera on the Arapey Chico.
José Fructuoso Rivera y Toscana was a Uruguayan general and patriot who fought for the liberation of Banda Oriental from Brazilian rule, twice served as Uruguay's President and was one of the instigators of the long Uruguayan Civil War. He is also considered to be the founder of the Colorado Party, which ruled Uruguay without interruption from 1865 until 1958. He made a controversial decision to almost completely eliminate the native Charrúa during the 1831 Massacre of Salsipuedes.
In 1997 a tornado swept through the town, destroyed traditional wood and mud huts Sequeira was completely rebuilt with more solid buildings that are distributed on both sides of Route 4.
Its status was elevated to "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley 17.413 on 2 November 2001.
In 2011, Sequiera had a population of 1149.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay
Sequeira is noted for having an unusually high number of centenarians. In 2003 these were Marta Caballero (102), Augusta Rodríguez Mezquita (113), Francisca Paz (101), Maneca Tejeira (106) and Bartolo Díaz (106).
It is a major service centre for sheep farming.
Minas is the capital of the Lavalleja Department in Uruguay. As of the census of 2011, it is the twelfth-most populated city in the country.
Salto Department is a department of the northwestern region of Uruguay. It has an area of 14,163 km2 (5,468 sq mi) and a population of 124,878. Its capital is the city of Salto. It borders Artigas Department to its north, Paysandú Department to its south, the departments of Rivera and Tacuarembó to its east and has the Río Uruguay flowing at its west, separating it from Argentina.
Trinidad is the capital city of Flores in southern Uruguay.
Rivera Department is a department of the northern region of Uruguay. It has an area of 9,370 km2 (3,620 sq mi) and a population of 103,493. Its capital is the city of Rivera. It borders Brazil to the north and east, Cerro Largo Department to the southeast, Tacuarembó Department to the south and west and Salto Department to the northwest.
Termas del Arapey is a resort village in the Salto Department of northwestern Uruguay.
Baltasar Brum is a town in the Artigas Department of northern Uruguay.
Colonia Palma is a village in the Artigas Department of northern Uruguay.
Tomás Gomensoro is a village (pueblo) in the Artigas Department of northern Uruguay.
The Arapey Grande River is a river in the Salto Department of northwestern Uruguay. It flows from the northeast of department, with its headwaters near the border with Rivera Department, in a western direction and discharges in the Uruguay River. Its length is about 227 kilometres (141 mi). All of its tributaries are streams within Salto department, with its main tributaries streams being Arroyo Sarandí del Arapey, Arroyo Cambara, Arroyo Mataojo Chico, Arroyo Mataojo Grande, Arroyo del Sauce, Arroyo Valentín Grande and the Arapey Chico River, which forms part of the border with Artigas Department and has some tributaries from that department.
Belén is a village in the Salto Department of northwestern Uruguay.
Sarandí del Arapey is a village or populated centre in the eastern part of the Salto Department of northwestern Uruguay.
Veinticinco de Agosto, mostly written 25 de Agosto, is a small town in the Florida Department of central Uruguay.
Tranqueras is a city in the Rivera Department of northeastern Uruguay.
Vichadero is a small village in the Rivera Department of northeastern Uruguay.
Constitución is a small town in the Salto Department of northwestern Uruguay.
Pueblo Lavalleja or Colonia Lavalleja is a village or populated centre in the sparsely populated north part of the Salto Department of northwestern Uruguay. The two populated centres it comprises are called Migliaro and Lluveras.
Tambores is a small town partly in the Paysandú Department and partly in the Tacuarembó Department of western Uruguay.
Rafael Perazza is a village in the San José Department of southern Uruguay.
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