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Salto Department is a department of the northwestern region of Uruguay. It has an area of 14163km2 and a population of 124,878. Its capital is the city of Salto. It borders Artigas Department to its north, Paysandú Department to its south, the departments of Rivera and Tacuarembó to its east and has the Río Uruguay flowing at its west, separating it from Argentina.HistoryThe first division of the Republic in six departments happened on 27 January 1816. Two more departments were formed later in that year. At the 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 the department of Salto was created including the actual Artigas Department. Its final borders were defined on 1 October 1884, when the Artigas Department was separated from Salto by the Act of Ley Nº 1854.Population and demographicsAt the 2011 census, Salto Department had a population of 124,878 and 42,486 households.Demographic data for Florida Department in 2010: Population growth rate: 0.552%Birth Rate: 17.32 births/1,000 peopleDeath Rate: 8.26 deaths/1,000 peopleAverage age: 29.0 Life Expectancy at Birth:Total population: 75.03 yearsMale: 72.07 yearsFemale: 78.20 yearsUrban per capita income: 8,409 pesos/month2010 Data Source:Make the most of your holiday in Salto Department by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Uruguay vacation planner.
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