Location in Uruguay
|Coordinates: 34°49′0″S 56°1′0″W / 34.81667°S 56.01667°WCoordinates: 34°49′0″S 56°1′0″W / 34.81667°S 56.01667°W|
|Time zone||UTC -3|
|Dial plan||+598 2 (+7 digits)|
Colonia Nicolich is also the name of the municipality to which the town belongs and which includes the areas Colinas de Carrasco (Empalme) and Villa Aeroparque.
Since the 19th century, the area has been characterized by intensive agriculture supplying the markets of Montevideo. In the 1940s a slow urbanization started taking place. The urbanization was accelerated in the 1970s making it part of the metropolitan area of Montevideo. This included the construction of housing complexes for the Air Force personnel serving at nearby Air Base N1 and for those studying at the also nearby Aeronautic Military School. Other settlements were added in the 1990s. Today Colonia Nicolich is considered a typical "dormitory town" for people who commute daily to Montevideo for work or business.
In the mid-20th century a Mennonite colony was established there.
Since 1999 there is a private cemetery nearby, Parque Martinelli de Carrasco.
Places of worship
- Parish Church of St. Francis of Assisi (Roman Catholic)
- "Intendencia de Canelones - Municipio de Nicolich". Intendencia de Canelones. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- "ELECCIONES - Canelones". El Observador. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
- Mennonites from Galitzia in Nicolich
- "Censos 2011 Cuadros Canelones". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Censos 2011 Canelones". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 7 September 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
- "1963–1996 Statistics / C". Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay. 2004. Archived from the original (DOC) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
- INE map of Colonia Nicolich, Paso Carrasco, Carrasco Int.Airport, and parts of the municipality of Ciudad de la Costa