Nueva Palmira

Nueva Palmira
Nueva Palmira
—  City  —
Nueva Palmira is located in Uruguay
Nueva Palmira
Coordinates: 33°53′0″S 58°25′0″W / 33.883333°S 58.416667°W / -33.883333; -58.416667
Country  Uruguay
Department Colonia Department
Founded 1831
Founder Felipe Santiago Torres Leiva
Population (2004)
 - Total 9,230
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 70101
Area code(s) +598 4544

Nueva Palmira (Spanish pronunciation: [nweβa palmi'ra]) is a city in Colonia Department in south-western Uruguay. It is located on the east bank of Uruguay River, about 86 kilometres (53 mi) northwest of the departmental capital Colonia del Sacramento.



It was founded on 26 October 1831 by Felipe Santiago Torres Leiva.[1]


In 2004, it had a population of 9,230.[2]

Year Population
1963 6,306
1975 7,146
1985 7,151
1996 8,339
2004 9,230

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[3]


Nueva Palmira is considered an important commercial port of the area and offers docking facility for yachts. There are several beaches along its shore, like Playa Higuerita, Playa Eolo, Playa Corbacho and Playa Los Vascos, while the northern end of the city, along the shore, is a resort called Balneario Brisas del Uruguay.

Main streets and squares

The main streets are General J.G. Artigas and fellipe Fontana, both running SE to NW, converge at the southeastern end of town and join with Ruta 21 towards Carmelo. The other main street, Chile, runs SW to NE and extends to Ruta 21 towards Dolores and Mercedes of Soriano Department.

The main squares of the city are Plaza de los 33 Patriotas, which takes up two blocks and extends to the Muelle Viejo (Old Dock) at the waterfront, and Plaza Artigas, featuring a monument to José Gervasio Artigas and the main church of the city. There is also Plaza de Deportes which offers open doors sports facilities. The city has also a zoological garden in its northern part.


The city mayor as of July 2010 is Andrés Passarino.[4]

Notable people

See also


External links

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