Joaquín Suárez (City)

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Joaquín Suárez
Coordinates: 34 ° 44 ′  S , 56 ° 2 ′  W
Map: Uruguay
Joaquín Suárez
Joaquín Suarez on the map of Uruguay
Basic data
Country Uruguay
Department Canelones
City foundation 1880
Residents 6570  (2011)
Detailed data
Post Code 91200
City Presidency Leonardo D'Andrea

Joaquín Suárez is a city in Uruguay .


It is located in the southwest of the Canelones Department in sector 16 . Joaquín Suárez is located between the cities of Pando in the east, Fraccionamiento Sobre Ruta 74 in the north, Fraccionamiento Camino Maldonado and Barros Blancos in the south and Toledo in the west, which are only a few kilometers or just a few hundred meters away . The village covered a total of ten hectares at the beginning of the 20th century.


While Orestes Araújo reports that the place was founded in 1880 by Francisco Piria on the Ferrocarril Uruguayo del Este railway line , the INE has other information about the foundation. Thereafter, the establishment of the village officially dates to October 15, 1882. The INE also refers to a decree of July 21, 1866. The latter decree mentions Araújo in connection with another city of the same name, which was also founded in Canelones near Los Cerillos on the Río Santa Lucía . Already at the beginning of the 20th century there was a public school and a chapel donated by Piria. On October 2, 1929, Joaquín Suárez was classified as a pueblo by the legal regulation of Ley 8,482 .



Joaquín Suárez has a secondary school ( Liceo ) with the Liceo de Joaquín Suárez, founded in 1975 .


The Ruta 74 runs through the city center in a north-south direction , as does a railway line in an east-west course.


The population of Joaquín Suárez is 6,570 (as of 2011).

year Residents
1908 1,425
1963 2,359
1975 3,458
1985 4.175
1996 5,173
2004 6.124
2011 6,570

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay

City administration

Mayor ( Alcalde ) of Joaquín Suárez is Leonardo D'Andrea ( Frente Amplio ).

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Códigos Postales del Interior
  2. a b Orestes Araújo : "Diccionario geográfico del Uruguay", Montevideo, 2nd edition 1912, p. 246
  3. a b Toponimia y categorización jurídica oficial de las localidades urbanas de Uruguay (Spanish) at, accessed on April 28, 2014 (PDF)
  4. Liceos del Uruguay (Spanish) (PDF; 7.3 MB), accessed on February 29, 2012
  5. Statistical data from the Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay , accessed on July 4, 2013
  6. Statistical data of the Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay 1963–1996 (DOC; 48 kB)
  7. Statistical data of the Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay - status 2004 ( MS Excel ; 75 kB), accessed on October 24, 2010
  8. "ALCALDES Y CONCEJALES ELECTOS EN CANELONES" on the Internet news portal "Hoy Canelones" ( Memento from September 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  9. "MUNICIPIOS DE URUGUAY" on the website of the Uruguayan Congress of Directors ( Memento of March 8, 2012 in the Internet Archive )