Río Negro Department

Río Negro
Department
San Javier, Plaza de la Libertad - Homage to Russian inmigrants.
San Javier, Plaza de la Libertad - Homage to Russians inmigrants.
Flag of Río Negro
Flag
Coat of arms of Río Negro
Coat of arms
Location of Río Negro, in red, in Uruguay
Location of Río Negro, in red, in Uruguay
Coordinates: 33°8′S 58°18′W / 33°8′S 58°18′W / -33.133; -58.3
Country   Uruguay
Creation 20 March 1880
Capital Fray Bentos
Government
 •  Intendant Oscar Terzaghi [1]
Area
 • Total 9,282 km2 (3,584 sq mi)
Population (2011) [2]
 • Total 54,765
 • Density 5.9001/km2 (15.2813/sq mi)
Time zone UYT ( UTC-03)
ISO 3166 code UY-RN
Website Official website

The Río Negro department ( Spanish: Departamento de Río Negro) is a department of Uruguay. The capital is the city of Fray Bentos.

Its ISO 3166-2 code is UY-RN.

History

The Río Negro department was created on 20 March 1880. Before that time, its territory was part of the Paysandú department.

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