Santa Lucía River
The Santa Lucía River is a river in Uruguay. The headwaters of the Santa Lucía River are in the Lavalleja department. For a large part of its course it forms the limit between the departments of Florida and San José on one bank and Canelones and Montevideo on the other, its outlet is the Río de la Plata, forming a small delta. It is the principal watercourse of southern Uruguay, it is the primary source of drinking water for Montevideo and other localities in the south of the country. Geography of Uruguay#Topography and hydrography
Chamizo is a village in the Florida Department of central Uruguay. The village is located on the intersection of Route 6 with Route 94, about 87 kilometres from the centre of Montevideo, it was declared a "Pueblo" on 21 November 1931 by the Act of Ley Nº 8.796. In 2011 Chamizo had a population of 540. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish Church INE map of Chamizo
Florida is a department of Uruguay. Its capital is Florida, it is located in the south of the central part of the country with Durazno Department to its north, the departments of Treinta y Tres and Lavalleja to its east, Canelones Department to its south and the departments of Flores and San José to its west. Florida Department was formed on 10 July 1856 from part of San José Department. In 1760 the first populated place in its territory started by creating a fortress, the Fortín del Pintado, in 1809 the "Villa de San Fernando de la Florida" was created. During the events of the Independence of Uruguay, a temporary government was set up in this town, on 25 August 1825, the Congreso de la Florida proclaimed the three fundamental laws of the new independent country. Most of the border of the department with Durazno Department in the north is formed by the Yí River, with many of its tributaries flowing in the north part of the department. From east to west, these are the streams: Arroyo del Pescado, Arroyo Molles del Pescado, Arroyo Illescas, Arroyo Sauce, Arroyo Mansavillagra, Arroyo Timote, Arroyo Molles del Timote, Arroyo de Castro, Arroyo Sarandí and Arroyo Sauce de Villaneuva, which forms the border near the city of Durazno.
The border follows Arroyo Batoví a tributary of Arroyo Maciel, the forming big part of the border of the department with Flores Department to the west and is itself a tributary of Yí River. Further south, separating the department from San José Department to the west, is the stream Arroyo de la Virgen, a tributary of Santa Lucia River; the forms the south border of the department, separating it from Canelones Department, with its tributaries flowing through the south part of the department. From east to west, these are: Arroyo Chamaré and Arroyo Casurá, both of which are part of the east border of the department, Arroyo Chamizo, Arroyo de Arias and the Santa Lucia Chico River, with Arroyo de Pintadito as its tributary. A dam in the course of the Santa Lucia Chico River near 25 de Mayo and Cardal forms the Paso de Severino Reservoir. Crossing the middle of the department from west to east and separating the streams of the north with those of the south, is the Cuchilla Grande Inferior hillrange, which joins the Cuchilla Grande hillrange in the east of the department.
As of the census of 2011, Florida Department had a population of 29,437 households. Demographic data for Florida Department in 2010: Population growth rate: 0.431% Birth Rate: 13.92 births/1,000 people Death Rate: 9.56 deaths/1,000 people Average age: 33.5 Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 77.43 years Male: 74.28 years Female: 80.91 years Average per household income: 21,978 pesos/month Urban per capita income: 9,039 pesos/month2010 Data Source: Rural populationAccording to the 2011 census, Florida department has a rural population of 9,101. List of populated places in Uruguay#Florida Department Detailed map of Florida Departmentshowing all populated placesand secondary roads. See full size version in Commons. Photo impressions of Florida Department INE map of Florida Department Nuestra Terra, Colección Los Departamentos, Vol.6 "Florida"
La Cruz, Florida
La Cruz is a village in the Florida Department of Uruguay. It is located in the centre of Florida Department, on the east side of Ruta 5, 19 kilometres northwest of Florida, in an area known as Santa Teresa. On 23 November 1929, the status of the group of houses here was elevated to "Pueblo" by the Act of Ley Nº 8.497. In 2011 La Cruz had a population of 747. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay Exaltation of the Cross Chapel INE map of La Cruz
Alejandro Gallinal or Cerro Colorado is a village in the Florida Department of southern-central Uruguay. It is located on Route 7, about 142 kilometres northeast of Montevideo. On 18 December 1952, the locality "Cerro Colorado" was given its new name by decree Ley N° 11.893. Its status was elevated to "Pueblo" by decree Ley N° 15.708 on 28 January 1985. In 2011 Alejandro Gallinal had a population of 1,357. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay INE map of Alejandro Gallinal
Mendoza Chico is a village or populated centre in the Florida Department of southern-central Uruguay. It is located on Ruta 5, 17 kilometres south of Florida. In 2011 Mendoza Chico had a population of 810. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay INE map of Mendoza Chico
Cerro Chato is a town of central Uruguay, divided in three parts belonging to Durazno Department, Florida Department and Treinta y Tres Department respectively. The town is located along Route 7, northeast by road from Valentines and southwest of Santa Clara de Olimar. On 8 January 1942, Cerro Chato was declared a "Pueblo" by the Act of Ley Nº 10.112. Its status was elevated to "Villa" by the Act of Ley Nº 13.299 on 17 November 1964. In 1927, a plebiscite took place in Cerro Chato to decide to which department it would belong: Durazno, Florida or Treinta y Tres. For this referendum, the women of the town were called to vote; that was the first time in Latin America. The Department of Durazno won the plebiscite. Therefore, Cerro Chato still belongs to the three departments. According to the 2004 census it had a total population of 3,227, of these 1,694 in Trenta y Tres, 1,124 in Durazno and 409 in Florida. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Church INE map of Cerro Chato