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Cardona, Uruguay

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Country  Uruguay
Municipality  Cardona
Elevation  163 m (535 ft)
Population  4,600 (2011)
Department  Soriano
Founded  1903
Time zone  UTC -3
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Cardona is a city in the Soriano Department, in southwestern Uruguay. The main square of the city is Plaza Artigas, featuring a monument to General Artigas.

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Map of Cardona, Soriano Department, Uruguay

Location

The city is located on the border with Colonia Department and it forms a unified population centre together with Florencio Sánchez, which is across the border and belongs to Colonia Department. Bulevard Cardona - Florencio Sanchez, which runs parallel to the railroad tracks, separates the two parts.

History

Cardona was founded on 17 October 1903. On 18 April 1910, it was declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 3.607. At the time the area it was in was called "La Lata del Perdido" and the village had previously been the head of the judicial section of "Perdido". On 12 June 1953, its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) by the Act of Ley N° 11.946, and on 15 October 1963, it was further elevated to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley N° 13.167.

Population

In 2011, Cardona had a population of 4,600.

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay

Places of worship

  • Parish Church of Our Lady of Luján and St. Elizabeth (Roman Catholic)
  • Government

    The city mayor as of July 2010 is Raúl Bertinat.

    Twin towns

  • Cardona, Catalonia
  • References

    Cardona, Uruguay Wikipedia


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