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Soriano Department

Soriano is a department of Uruguay. Its capital is Mercedes. It is located on the west of the country, south of Río Negro Department, north of Colonia Department and west of Flores Department. Its western border is the Río Uruguay, separating it from Argentina.HistoryIn 1624, a Franciscan Mission established a reduction for the indigenous tribes of the area named Santo Domingo Soriano. In spite of interruptions in its existence, it is considered the earliest populated centre of the actual Uruguay. Eventually, in its place Villa Soriano was founded.The first division of Uruguay in departments happened on 27 January 1816. At the time, eight departments were formed, with Soriano being one of them. When the first constitution was signed in 1830, Soriano Department was one of the nine original departments of the Republic.Population and DemographicsAs of the census of 2011, Soriano Department had a population of 82,592 and 32,075 households.Demographic data for Florida Department in 2010: Population growth rate: 0.558%Birth rate: 16.60 births/1,000 peopleDeath rate: 9.41 deaths/1,000 peopleAverage age: 31.7 Life expectancy at birth:Total population: 76.32 yearsMale: 73.47 yearsFemale: 79.26 yearsUrban per capita income: 9,648 pesos/month2010 Data Source:
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