Theme Week Uruguay – Las Piedras

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Museo de la Uva y el Vino © Roxyuru/cc-by-sa-3.0

Museo de la Uva y el Vino © Roxyuru/cc-by-sa-3.0

Las Piedras is a city in the Canelones Department of Uruguay. As of the census of 2011, it is the fifth most populated city of the country. Las Piedras is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs. According to the 2011 census, Las Piedras had a population of 71,258. In 2010 the Intendencia de Canelones had estimated a population of 79,412 for the municipality during the elections.

The city is located on the east side of Route 5, 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) north of the border with Montevideo Department. Bordering La Paz to the south and Montevideo to the southeast, it belongs to the wider metropolitan area of Montevideo. The stream Arroyo de Las Piedras flows by the city.

Criolla Artiguista de Las Piedras © Roxyuru/cc-by-sa-3.0 General Artigas Avenue © Hoverfish/cc-by-sa-3.0 San Isidro Labrador church © Alefer1970/cc-by-sa-3.0 The Obelisc of Las Piedras © Hoverfish/cc-by-sa-3.0 Museo de la Uva y el Vino © Roxyuru/cc-by-sa-3.0 Museo Julio Sosa © Roxyuru/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Criolla Artiguista de Las Piedras © Roxyuru/cc-by-sa-3.0
Las Piedras was founded in 1744 under the name “San Isidro”. On May 18, 1811 the Uruguayan independence leader don José Gervasio Artigas led patriot forces to victory against Spain at the Battle of Las Piedras. While not the definitive event in the country’s independence process, it marked a significant step towards the eventual establishment of an independent Uruguay. It had acquired the status of “Pueblo” (village) before the Independence of Uruguay. Its status was elevated to “Ciudad” (city) on 15 May 1925 by the Act of Ley Nº 7.837.

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