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Rosario, Uruguay

Coordinates: 34°18′50″S 57°21′09″W / 34.31389°S 57.35250°W / -34.31389; -57.35250
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Rosario is located in Uruguay
Location within Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°18′50″S 57°21′09″W / 34.31389°S 57.35250°W / -34.31389; -57.35250
Country Uruguay
Department Colonia
City status1920
Founded byBenito Herosa
18 m (59 ft)
 (2011 Census)
 • Total10,085
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
Dial plan+598 455 (+5 digits)

Rosario, also known as Rosario Oriental, Villa del Rosario or Rosario del Colla, is a city in Colonia Department in Uruguay. About 10,000 people lived there. The current mayor is Daniel Dibot.[1]

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Rosario is on the right bank of the stream Arroyo Colla, which flows into the river Rosario. It is about 60 km west of the departmental capital Colonia del Sacramento. Rosario is on Route 2 at the intersection with Route 1.

History[change | change source]

The city was founded on 24 January 1775 by Benito Herosa. It got city status on 17 August 1920.

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