Dieciocho de Julio

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Dieciocho de Julio
18 de Julio
Fuerte San Miguel
Fuerte San Miguel
Dieciocho de Julio is located in Uruguay
Dieciocho de Julio
Dieciocho de Julio
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 33°41′0″S 53°33′20″W / 33.68333°S 53.55556°W / -33.68333; -53.55556Coordinates: 33°41′0″S 53°33′20″W / 33.68333°S 53.55556°W / -33.68333; -53.55556
Country  Uruguay
Department Rocha Department
Population (2011)
 • Total 977
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 27101
Dial plan +598 4474 (+4 digits)
Climate Cfa

Dieciocho de Julio or 18 de Julio is a small town in the Rocha Department of southeastern Uruguay.


The town is located about9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of Chuy along Route 19. The next village to its west is San Luis al Medio.


On 12 June 1909, the populated centre known as "San Miguel" was renamed and declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley N° 3.495.[1] Its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) on 20 June 1961 by the Act of Ley Nº 12.876.[2]


In 2011 18 de Julio had a population of 977.[3]

Year Population
1963 749
1975 743
1985 872
1996 1,139
2004 1,191
2011 977

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Fuerte San Miguel


In the town, there is the Fortin de San Miguel, a castle which has been converted to an inn and hotel.

Fuerte San Miguel[edit]

At the east end of the town is a hill on which the Fuerte San Miguel is situated, a prominent fort during colonial times, built in 1737 by the Portuguese. Between the fort and the town is also the Criollo Museum, which displays outdoors replicas of the life of the gauchos, as well as indoors exhibits of the carts and carriages of the times.


  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2012. [dead link]
  2. ^ "LEY N° 12.876". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1961. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Rocha (needs flash plugin)". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 

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