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Canelones

Sceneries and diverse ways of life tied to the environment (cities, spas and rural areas) believe a confluence of customs that award him the only characteristics.

Population: 485.240 inhabitants (I register 2004)

Surface: 4.536 Km2

Capital: Cannelloni (19.335 inhabitants).

Manager: Dr. Marcos Carámbula

Director of Tourism: Susana Prats

Limits: Placed to the south of the country, it frames Montevideo against the coast. It borders on the west on San Jose, to the north on Florida and to the east on Lavalleja and Maldonado.

Orography: The relief of the territory, scarcely waved or of flatness, is a product of the sedimentary accumulation and granitic rocks that outcrop in several areas; the rest is covered by sandstones and slimes.

Hydrography: It has integral creeks of scarce wealth of the basin of the river Saint Lucia, which ends in the sea to the west of Cannelloni.

Economy: It is fundamentally agricultural and dairy, he is a food provider to the capital. One emphasizes an important refrigerating industry and the most diverse cultivation is practised, especially: vine, forages, fruit trees, vegetables and vegetables. The farm, the dairy and the baby of pigs are very widespread, as that of poultry and bees. Consequently there is important the production of milk, sweets, sausages, wines and eggs. Also there are industries as factories of drawers, basketry, tannery, escobería and textiles, fundamentally in the area of La Paz and The Stones, and marbleworks, works in metals, factory of monoliths and plant purificadora of water, in Running waters.

Important cities: His principal populations are The Stones (66.095 inhabitants), La Paz (21.437 inhabitants), Saint Lucia (16.601 inhabitants), Bulging (24.368 inhabitants) and Willow (13.000 inhabitants). It has important spa centers and of big beauty on the east coast, like Salinas, Atlantis, Park of the Silver and The Verdant grove.
The big garden of the country is cannelloni. In his scenery of soft undulations there takes place big part of the varied oriental table.

In his almost 5.000 km2 of extension, Canelones lodged the traditions of his first settlers: Canary, Asturian, Basque and Italian immigrants. The above mentioned impelled to the vitivinicultura activity that it has transformed on the day of today into the pride of the department.

Canelones hoards a historical past tied to the pro-independence exploit. In the city of the Stones (urban center more filled with the department) The battle of the Stones escaped in the year 1.811, remembered every May 18 in the whole country.

In the capital of the department, in his square "July 18" the monument raises his majestic aspect to the first pavilion, like a commemorative perm testimony to the first hoisting of the flag of the homeland and the role that he could play Cannelloni in the process of institutional affirmation of the country.

To the east of Montevideo, on the River Plate, we find beaches of white sand and many calmness, one gains access to almost all of them between dunes.

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Canelones Uruguay Population Surface Manager Dr. Marcos Carámbula Directora of Tourism Susana Prats Límites Orografía Hydrography Economy important Cities Lake ventures Museum of the bread Breeding ground Bonsai

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