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Santiago Vázquez, Montevideo

Santiago Vázquez
The port of Santiago Vázquez
The port of Santiago Vázquez
Santiago Vázquez is located in Uruguay
Santiago Vázquez
Santiago Vázquez
Location in Uruguay
Country  Uruguay
Department Montevideo Department
Population (2004)
 • Total 1,482
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 12600
Dial plan +598 2 (+7 digits)

Santiago Vázquez is a village at the western limits of Montevideo Department in Uruguay. It is part of the barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo called Paso de la Arena, but its populations is counted separately from that of the city.


It is located at the mouth of the river Río Santa Lucía towards the Río de la Plata, 22 kilometres (14 mi) from the centre of Montevideo.


It was given this name by a decree of 1912, in honor of a politician and co-founder of the Constitution of 1830. It was declared a "Pueblo" by decree Ley Nº 4.049 on 1 July 1912.[1]


In 2004, Santiago Vázquez had a population of 1,482 inhabitants.[2]
Year Population
1963 1,545
1975 1,323
1985 1,387
1996 1,670
2004 1,482

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]


It is surrounded by an ecologically important natural environment consisting of the coasts, beaches and hills. It has a natural port which is part of the river delta and includes 25.000 hectars of wetlands. During the first half of the 20th century the village was converted into a touristic centre, marked by the construction of the "Hotel de la Barra", the boat races, the yacht club and the parks "Parque Segunda República Española" and Parque Lecocq, which is also a zoo. Santiago Vázquez is also known as "La Barra", from the rotary iron bridge of British construction which along with the modern bridge of Ruta 1, join Montedieo with the San José Department.

A little to the southwest of the village is situated the homonymous penitentiary facility.

Places of worship

See also


  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "2004 Census of Montevideo department" (XLS). INE. 2004. Retrieved 8 July 2011. 

External links

  • Intendencia de Montevideo/Local development (Spanish)
  • Club Alemán de Remo Monevideo (Spanish)
  • INE map of Santiago Vázquez

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