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Baltasar Brum, Artigas

Baltasar Brum, Artigas

Baltasar Brum, 55001, Uruguay

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Description Baltasar Brum is a town in the Artigas Department of northern Uruguay.LocationThe town is located south of the hill Cuchilla Guaviyú on the road that separates from Route 3 in an eastward direction towards the spa town Termas del Arapey in Salto Department, northeast of the spa. It is also the point where the railroad track from Montevideo splits in two directions, one towards Bella Unión and one towards Artigas.HistoryPreviously it was known as "Cabellos" and it may correspond to the village "Jacinto R. Sant-Anna" which was recognized as a "Pueblo" by Decree of 6 February 1918 in the area called "Estación Isla de Cabellos". On 1 November 1932, "the group of houses around Estación Cabellos" was declared a "Pueblo" (village) by the Act of Ley N° 8.907. On 4 January 1956, it was renamed after the President of Uruguay Baltasar Brum by the Act of Ley N° 12.266.PopulationIn 2011, it had a population of 2,531. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay