Place:Río Negro, Uruguay

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NameRío Negro
Alt namesRío Negrosource: Family History Library Catalog
Río Negrosource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Río Negro departmentsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeDepartment
Coordinates32.75°S 57.333°W
Located inUruguay
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Río Negro Department is a department of the northwestern region of Uruguay. It has an area of and a population of 54,765. Its capital is Fray Bentos. It borders Paysandú Department to the north, Tacuarembó Department to the east, Durazno Department to the southeast, Soriano Department to the south and has the Río Uruguay flowing at its west, separating it from Argentina.

History

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The first division of the Republic in six departments happened on 27 January 1816. Later in that year two more departments were formed. At the time, Paysandú Department included all the territory north of the Río Negro, which included the actual departments of Artigas, Rivera, Tacuarembó, Salto, Paysandú and Río Negro. On 17 June 1837 a new division of Uruguay was made and this territory was divided in three parts. In the new division, Paysandú Department included also the actual department of Río Negro, until it was split from it in 1868.

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