General Information


Capital: Tacuarembó
Population: 90.000
Surface: 15. 438 km 2.
Distance from Montevideo: 390 km

History of Tacuarembó
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.

Geography of Tacuarembó
Located in the north central area of the territory, it borders the departments of Rivera, Salto, Paysandu, River Black, Peach and Cerro Largo. Its area is higher than in countries such as Montenegro, Bahamas or the Falkland islands, Jamaica and Cyprus.
The main city is its capital, whose founding process starts from the year 1832; followed in importance Paso de los Toros, San Gregorio de Polanco and Villa Ansina.

Economy of Tacuarembó.
It is notable for its livestock (cattle and sheep), rice and forestry, an activity that has encouraged the presence of sawmills and other industries in the state capital.

On its territory there are basalts and sandstones, forming a landscape of meadows and flat hills. The sandstones, dipping east – west, make rainwater penetrate east of Coulter Haedo and flow beneath the basalt formation west of the Uruguayan territory, reaching the area near the Uruguay River 1,500 feet deep, this being the origin of the numerous hot springs.

An interesting place to visit in Tacuarembó is the Valle Edén is a paradise of Uruguay, a major tourist destination tacuaremboense 25 kilometers from the provincial capital. It is ideal for those who enjoy outdoor living and lush nature, for here flora and fauna can be seen in its finest. The cave Los Galpones, The Pozo Hondo, La Cueva del Chivo and Perado Caído are some unmissable natural attractions in Valle Edén, famous for being a sacred place for the indigenous people living in the past.
The sum of innumerable tools has led to the Museo del Indio del Gaucho and located in the capital of the department. Another must visit in Valle Edén is the Carlos Gardel Museum, located in the General Store that self ‘Magician’ frequented.
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