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Aigua

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Aiguá 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.LocationThe city is located at the north of the department, at the intersection of Route 39 with Route 109, north of the capital city, Maldonado.GeographyThe 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.HistoryOn 9 May 1906 it was declared a "Pueblo" and its status was elevated to "Ciudad" on 4 January 1956 by decree Ley No. 12.265.PopulationIn 2011 Aiguá had a population of 2,465. According to the Intendencia Departamnetal de Maldonado, the municipality of Aiguá has a population of 4,500. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de UruguayPlaces of worship Parish Church of St. Anthony of Padua and Our Lady of the Valley of Aiguá (Roman Catholic)Notable people Domingo Burgueño Miguel, mayor of Maldonado Arturo Fajardo, Roman Catholic bishop
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