Canelones, Uruguay

Canelones on the map of Uruguay

Canelones is a city in Uruguay.


The 46 km north of Montevideo situated in the south of the state capital of the department of the same name adjacent to the left bank of the Arroyo Chico Canelón and is surrounded by smaller towns Palomeque Paso and Paso Espinosa. In each case a few kilometers away, northwest neighboring town of Santa Lucía and the north flowing past Canelones Arroyo Grande Canelón at which extends an artificial lake halfway between Paso de Pache Canelones and the dam Represa del Canelón Grande.


Canelones had 2011 19.865 inhabitants, of whom 9400 men and 10,465 women in the census. According to the Intendecia Municipal de Canelones, the population was 25,961 in 2010.



It was written when the first Galician and Canarian colonists came. The Canary Island colonists were so important to the founding of Canelones, that people call today " the Canary Islanders ". In the 17th century, the very first settlers of agriculture prescribed.

The city was originally founded as Villa de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. As a founding father of this is Miguel Laguna, the first pastor of the parish erected on site, viewed. 1782 was carried out by Eusebio Vidal virtue of his office, the implementation of the Leyes de Indias and thus officially announced the founding of the city. Its present name derives from the present in the environment rivers Arroyo Chico Canelón and Arroyo Grande Canelón ago.

On May 5, 1813 to December 8 of the same year was held in the city in the "April Congress" (next to Congreso de Abril de Tres Cruces Congreso also called ) formed the first government of Artigas '.

Since 1961, the city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Canelones, whose cathedral is dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Canelones Montevideo has the highest population density in Uruguay. Also, by its proximity to the capital is the major part of agricultural production here and also creates the most jobs.



Canelones has the founded on October 4, 1912 located in the Barrio Centro Liceo Departamental " Tomás Berreta " about a high school ( Liceo ). The catchment area of the school include the city area and the nearby countryside.


Through the city run the Ruta 5, the Ruta 11 and Ruta 64 In addition, the city of Montevideo Coming crossed a railway line to San Jose and to Florida.


Canelones is home to the Cathedral " Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe ", which declared since 1900 for a National Monument, made ​​in Italy Savona mechanical organ has. The cathedral itself was built in 1834, is next to the Plaza Principal to the important points within the city. Among the cultural institutions of the department capital include the Museo Histórico Departamental Juan Spikerman and the Archaeological Museum Prof. Antonio Taddei and the Teatro Colón - Conservatorio Municipal and the Teatro Politeama.

City ​​council

Mayor ( alcalde ) of Canelones is Marbel Curbelo ( Frente Amplio ).


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Joaquín Suárez (1781-1868), Uruguayan politician
  • Jacinto Callero ( b. 1945 ), football player
  • Beto Satragni (1955-2010), composer and bass player
  • Rubén Plaza (1959-2012), football player
  • Diego Lugano ( b. 1980 ), football player