Colonia Department

Colonia Department
Colonia Department


Coat of arms
Map of Colonia Department
Colonia Department is located in Uruguay
Location of Colonia within Colonia Department
Coordinates (Colonia): 34°10′44″S 57°51′31″W / 34.17889°S 57.85861°W / -34.17889; -57.85861Coordinates: 34°10′44″S 57°51′31″W / 34.17889°S 57.85861°W / -34.17889; -57.85861
Country  Uruguay
Capital of Department Colonia
 - Intendant Walter Zimmer
 - Ruling party Partido Nacional
 - Total 6,106 km2 (2,357.5 sq mi)
Population (2004 census)
 - Total 119,266
 - Density 19.5/km2 (50.6/sq mi)
Demonym colonienses
Time zone UYT (UTC-3)
ISO 3166 code UY-CO

Colonia is a departamento in southwestern Uruguay. Its capital is Colonia del Sacramento, the country's second oldest city.



The region is the main producer of dairy products in Uruguay. Its proximity to Buenos Aires makes it the main entry point for tourists coming from Argentina into Uruguay, usually by crossing the Río de la Plata.

Population and Demographics

As of the census of 2004, there were 119,266 people[1] and 40,243 households in the department. The average household size was 3.2. For every 100 females, there were 96.7 males.[2]

  • Population growth rate: 0.448% (2004)
  • Birth Rate: 15.05 births/1,000 people (2004)
  • Death Rate: 9.97 deaths/1,000 people
  • Average age: 33.5 (32.5 Males, 34.6 Females)
  • Life Expectancy at Birth (2004):
    • Total population: 76.57 years
    • Male: 72.68 years
    • Female: 80.61 years
  • Average Family Size: 2.19 children/woman
  • Urban per capita income (cities of 5,000 inhabitants or more): 4,385.6 pesos/month

Main Urban Centres

Population stated as per 2004 census.

City / Town Population
Colonia del Sacramento 21.714
Carmelo 16,866
Juan Lacaze 13,196
Nueva Helvecia 10,002
Rosario 9,311
Nueva Palmira 9,230
Tarariras 6,070
Florencio Sánchez 3,526
Ombues de Lavalle 3,451
Colonia Valdense 3,087

Other towns and villages

Town / Village Population
Miguelete 979
Conchillas 756
La Paz 653
El Semillero 523

Rural population

According to the 2004 census, Colonia department has an additional rural poulation of 16,545.

See also

  • List of populated places in Uruguay#Colonia Department
  • Fomento, Uruguay


External links

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