Location of Tacuarembó, in red, in Uruguay
|• Intendant||Eber da Rosa Vázquez|
|• Total||15,438 km2 (5,961 sq mi)|
|• Density||5.8/km2 (15/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-03 (UYT)|
|ISO 3166 code||UY-TA|
Its ISO 3166-2 code is UY-TA.
The first division in departments of Uruguay was in 1816. At that time, the Paysandú Department included all the territory north of the Río Negro, including the actual departments of Artigas, Rivera, Tacuarembó, Salto, Paysandú and Río Negro. On 16 June 1837 a new division of Uruguay was made and this territory was divided in three parts; one of these parts was the Tacuarembó Department that included also the actual department of Rivera, until it was split from it in 1884.
The Tacuarembó department is in the north central part of the country. It has an area of 15,438 km2 (5,961 sq mi), the largest in the country. It is has a population of 90,053 inhabitants (2011 census) for a population density of 5.8.
The Río Negro river forms the southern border of the department but the most important river that is completely within the department is the Tacuarembó river, the main tributary of Río Negro.
The average amount of precipitation for the year in Paso de los Toros is 1,244.6 mm (49.0 in). The month with the most precipitation on average is January with 132.1 mm (5.2 in) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is December with an average of 86.4 mm (3.4 in).
The average temperature for the year in Paso de los Toros is 17.7 °C (63.9 °F). The warmest month, on average, is January with an average temperature of 24.6 °C (76.3 °F). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 11.4 °C (52.5 °F).
The inhabitants of the Tacuarembó department (and of the city of Rivera) are known, in Spanish, as Tacuaremboenses.
Evolution of the population in Tacuarembó
- Rural population
- Main towns
|City / Town||Population|
|Paso de los Toros||12,985|
|San Gregorio de Polanco||3,415|
- "Autoridades" (in Spanish). Gobierno Departamental de Tacuarembó. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
- "Censos 2011". Instituto Nacional de Estadística. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
- "Paso de los Toros, Uruguay - Köppen Climate Classification". Weatherbase. Retrieved 12 August 2017.