Toledo, Uruguay


Location within Uruguay

Coordinates: 34°44′32″S 56°05′54″W / 34.74222°S 56.09833°W / -34.74222; -56.09833Coordinates: 34°44′32″S 56°05′54″W / 34.74222°S 56.09833°W / -34.74222; -56.09833
Country  Uruguay
Department Canelones Department
Founded 1889
Elevation 68 m (223 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 4,397
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 91100
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 city is located on Km. 22 of Route 6 and on its intersection with Route 85. The stream Arroyo Toledo flows along the west and the south limits of the town.


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,[1] while on 24 October 1995, its status was elevayed to "Ciudad" (city) by the Act of Ley Nº 16.721.[2]


In 2011 Toledo had a population of 4,397.[3] The Intendencia de Canelones has estimated a population of 16,197 for the municipality.[4]

Location map of the Municipality of Toledo
Year Population
1963 1,699
1975 3,065
1985 3,321
1996 3,487
2004 4,028
2011 4,397

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

Places of worship


The city mayor as of July 2010 is[6] Álvaro Gómez.[7]

Notable people


  1. 1 2 "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. "Ley Nº 16.721". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1964. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  3. "Censos 2011 Cuadros Canelones". INE. 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. "Municipio de Toledo". Comuna Canaria / Dpto. de Canelones. Retrieved 27 August 2012.
  5. Seminario Arquidiocesano (Spanish)
  6. "Se instalaron Municipios de Canelones, Progreso, Toledo y La Paz", July 27, 2010
  7. "MUNICIPIOS DE URUGUAY" at the Intendents' Congress website (Spanish)
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