Fray Marcos

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Fray Marcos
Town
Fray Marcos is located in Uruguay
Fray Marcos
Fray Marcos
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°11′0″S 55°44′0″W / 34.18333°S 55.73333°W / -34.18333; -55.73333Coordinates: 34°11′0″S 55°44′0″W / 34.18333°S 55.73333°W / -34.18333; -55.73333
Country Uruguay
DepartmentFlorida Department
Founded1888
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,398
Time zoneUTC −3
Postal code
90601
Dial plan+598 4311 (+4 digits)

Fray Marcos is a town in the Florida Department of southern-central Uruguay.

Location[edit]

It is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of the Santa Lucía River (the border with Canelones Department) and on the junction of Route 7 with Route 94. It is 96 kilometres (60 mi) north of Montevideo and on kilometre 107 of the railroad track Montevideo – Nico Pérez.

History[edit]

It was founded on December 1888, and on 23 May 1919, it was declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 6.906.[1] Its status was elevated to "Villa" (town) on 5 July 1956 by the Act of Ley Nº 12.297.[2]

Population[edit]

In 2011 Fray Marcos had a population of 2,398.[3]

Year Population
1963 1,403
1975 1,568
1985 1,676
1996 2,053
2004 2,509
2011 2,398

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Places of worship[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
  2. ^ "LEY N° 12.297". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1956. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Florida". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.

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