Location within Uruguay
|Coordinates: 34°44′32″S 56°05′54″W / 34.74222°S 56.09833°WCoordinates: 34°44′32″S 56°05′54″W / 34.74222°S 56.09833°W|
|Elevation||68 m (223 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC -3|
|Dial plan||+598 2 (+7 digits)|
Toledo is a small city in the Canelones Department of Uruguay. Together with Villa Crespo y San Andrés, it forms a population centre of more than 14,000, which is also generally known as "Toledo", although the censual area of Toledo itself has only about 4,400 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census. They are both part of the wider metropitan area of Montevideo.
Toledo is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs and includes Villa Crespo y San Andrés as well as several other urban centres of the area.
The town was founded on November 17, 1889. On 28 May 1928 it was declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley Nº 8.224, while on 24 October 1995, its status was elevayed to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley Nº 16.721.
Places of worship
- Parish Church of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Roman Catholic)
- Former Archdiocesan Seminary (since 1969, a military facility), a national landmark by Architect Mario Payssé Reyes
- José Giménez, footballer.
- "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- "Ley Nº 16.721". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1964. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- "Censos 2011 Cuadros Canelones". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
- "Municipio de Toledo". Comuna Canaria / Dpto. de Canelones. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
- Seminario Arquidiocesano (Spanish)
- "Se instalaron Municipios de Canelones, Progreso, Toledo y La Paz", July 27, 2010
- "MUNICIPIOS DE URUGUAY" at the Intendents' Congress website (Spanish)
- INE map of Villa Crespo y San Andrés, Toledo, Fracc.Camino del Andaluz y R.84, Joaquín Suárez, Fracc.sobre Ruta 74, Villa San José, Villa San Felipe, Villa Hadita, Seis Hermanos and Villa Porvenir