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Durazno

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Durazno is the capital city of the department of Durazno in Uruguay.LocationThe city is located at the intersection of Routes 5 and 41, in the south of the department, close to the borders with the departments of Flores to the southwest and Florida to the southeast. It is only northeast of the city of Trinidad, capital of Flores department.GeographyDurazno is situated on the south banks of the Yi River, a tributary to the Río Negro River. Just across the river, is located the Santa Bernardina International Airport.HistoryThe town was founded on 12 October 1821, under the name of San Pedro del Durazno, as a homage to Brazilian Emperor Pedro I, at a time when the territory of present-day Uruguay had been annexed to Brazil as the Cisplatine Province. It had acquired the status of villa (town) before the independence of Uruguay. On 13 July 1906, its status was elevated to ciudad (city) by Act No. 3041. In May 2015, Diego Traibel was elected Mayor for the period 2015-2020.PopulationAccording to the 2011 census, Durazno had a population of 34,368. Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística de Uruguay
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