General Information


Capital: Salto
Population: 118. 000
Surface: 14. 163 km 2.
It distances of Montevideo: 496 km

The origins go back at the end of the XVIIth century when the corner formed by the mouth of the river Daymán in the Uruguay known as Itú; that in the Guarani language means `reef´ (arrecife).

In the XVIIIth century the Jesuits established there an establishment Jesús’s so-called Position and in 1756 the governor of Montevideo José Joaquín de Viana founded a fortification to lodge to his 400 dragons that were returning from a military campaign in the north of the territory. Later it would grow with local migrations and the proceeding ones from Corrientes, Entre Rios and the Missions.

11 thousand members of the Exodus of the Oriental People encamped in `El Salto´ for almost one month at the beginning of December, 1811

The development of his building took place between the year 1927 and 1932. The transport is based on the navigation to steam

It is the fourth department most filled with the interior of the country
The big majority of the urban population (89,5 %) concentrates in capital(Salto).

Some places to visit in the city of Salto in Uruguay

Mausoleum of Horacio Quiroga – Salto
A small staircase leads to a space defined by two curved stone walls, a prelude to an enclosure wall.

La Casona
“La Casona”, is located in Blandengues Avenue and Enrique Amorim in the city of Salto.

Museum of Fine Arts in Salto
The Museum of Fine Arts, Jump was created August 30, 1945 at the initiative of Mayor Orestes Lanza.

Museum of Man and Technology
It is located in the corner of the streets Brazil and Zorrilla de San Martín in the city of Salto.

Salto square Immortals
It is located in the South Coast, opposite the inlet port.

Square Thirty -Three Orientals
It is located between Uruguay, Artigas, Juan C. Gómez Sánchez Florencio and streets of the city of Salto.

Cultural Center “House Quiroga”
The museum house of the Uruguayan writer Horacio Quiroga is located in the city of Salto, on the Río Uruguay.

The Salting The Caballada in Salto
The Salting Caballada was founded in 1860 by Don Pascual Harriague.

Casa La Vasca in Salto
It is a typical example of Basque architecture.

The Green House in Salto
It was built in the nineteenth century, originally housing the workers being the salting.

Ateneo de Salto
It is at the Artigas 529 city street Salto.
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