Population: 84. 000
Surface: 15. 438 km 2.
It distances of Montevideo: 390 km
The indigenous life in the territory of Tacuarembó was documented before 1590, when the father Salaberry identified the presence of charrúas and minuanes. His tolderías were located in the banks of two creeks, where the canes were growing.
His name comes from the Guarani word with which the zone is named precisely the “canes” At the end of The XVIth century it was practically left by his primitive inhabitants, who emigrated towards the west crossing the river Uruguay (today Argentina).
The cause of the migration was the plenty of cattle that introduced by Hernandarias, had been reproduced in the mesopotamia (today Between Rivers). They returned to his soil of origin, century and a half later, in 1752, fleeing of the pursuit arranged by the government of Buenos Aires. In his native lot it they would not go better.