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City & Municipality
Avenida Artigas, an avenue in Aiguá.
Avenida Artigas, an avenue in Aiguá.
Aiguá is located in Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°12′0″S 54°45′0″W / 34.20000°S 54.75000°W / -34.20000; -54.75000Coordinates: 34°12′0″S 54°45′0″W / 34.20000°S 54.75000°W / -34.20000; -54.75000
Department Maldonado
Founded byMargarita Muniz
112 m (367 ft)
 (2011 Census)
 • Total2,465
Time zoneUTC -3
Postal code
Dial plan+598 4446 (+4 digits)
Location map of the municipality of Aiguá

Aiguá (Spanish pronunciation: [aiˈɣwa]) is a city of the Maldonado Department in Uruguay. Its name means running water in the Guaraní language. It is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs. It includes the following zones: Aiguá, Sauce de Aiguá, Sarandí de Aiguá, Alférez, Valdivia, Salamanca, Coronilla, Rincón de Aparicio, Los Talas, Paso de los Talas.


The city is located at the north of the department, at the intersection of Route 39 with Route 109, 88 kilometres (55 mi) north of the capital city, Maldonado.


The city is situated on the east bank of the stream Arroyo de Aiguá, one of the main tributaries of Cebollatí River.

The municipality of Aiguá has the highest point of Uruguay, the Cerro Catedral. This point is situated at an altitude of 513.66 metres (1,685.2 ft).


On 9 May 1906 it was declared a "Pueblo" (village)[1] and its status was elevated to "Ciudad" (city) on 4 January 1956 by decree Ley No. 12.265.[2]


In 2011 Aiguá had a population of 2,465.[3] According to the Intendencia Departamental de Maldonado, the municipality of Aiguá has a population of 4,500.[4]

Year Population
1908 4,763
1963 2,715
1975 2,470
1985 2,362
1996 2,567
2004 2,676
2011 2,465

Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Statistics of urban localities (1963–2004)". INE. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 March 2015. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  2. ^ "LEY N° 12.265". República Oriental del Uruguay, Poder Legislativo. 1956. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Censos 2011 Cuadros Maldonado". INE. 2012. Archived from the original on 10 October 2012. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Presupuesto-2011-2015". Intendencia Departamnetal de Maldonado. 2012. Archived from the original on 24 April 2011. Retrieved 11 September 2012.

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