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Paysandu Department

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Paysandú Department is a department of the northwestern region of Uruguay. It has an area of 13922km2 and a population of 113,124. Its capital is the city of Paysandú. It borders Salto Department to its north, Tacuarembó Department to its east, Río Negro Department to its south and has the Río Uruguay flowing at its west, separating it from Argentina.The origin of its name is debated but is likely to be of charrua origin.HistoryThe first division of the Republic in six departments happened on 27 January 1816. Two more departments were formed later in that year. At that time, Paysandú Department included all the territory north of the Río Negro, which included the actual departments of Artigas, Rivera, Tacuarembó, Salto, Paysandú and Río Negro. On 17 June 1837 a new division of Uruguay was made and this territory was divided in three parts. In the new division, Paysandú Department included also the actual department of Río Negro, until it was split from it in 1868.Population and demographicsAs of the census of 2011, Paysandú Department had a population of 113,124 and 42,849 households.Demographic data for Florida Department in 2010: Population growth rate: 0.250% Birth Rate: 16.84 births/1,000 people Death Rate: 8.34 deaths/1,000 people Average age: 30.8 Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 77.03 years Male: 73.78 years Female: 80.67 years Urban per capita income: 9,457 pesos/month2010 Data Source:
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