Welcome to Treinta y Tres, the capital city of the Treinta y Tres Department in eastern Uruguay. This charming city is named after the 33 Orientales, the national heroes who established the independence of Uruguay in the 19th century. The city is located near the 33°S line of latitude, making the name doubly appropriate. Let’s explore the history, population, geography, climate, places of worship, and notable people of Treinta y Tres.
Treinta y Tres was declared a Pueblo (village) on 10 March 1853 by the Act of Ley Nº 307. It was made capital of the department created by Ley Nº 1.754 on 20 September 1884. According to the Act of Ley Nº 3.544, on 19 July 1909, it held the status of Villa (town), which was elevated to Ciudad (city) on 29 September 1915 by the Act of Ley 5.335.
In 2011, Treinta y Tres had a population of 25,477. It is the largest town in what is a sparsely populated department. Together with Ejido de Treinta y Tres and the southwestern suburb of Villa Sara, they form a population centre of around 33,000 inhabitants.
The city is located on Route 8, on the north banks of Olimar Grande River. The city is almost surrounded by a populated rural area, a zone of chacras (ranches), known as Ejido de Treinta y Tres.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Treinta y Tres has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated Cfa on climate maps.
Places of worship:
Treinta y Tres has several beautiful churches, including St. Joseph the Worker Parish Church (Roman Catholic), Parish Church of Our Lady of the Thirty-Three (Roman Catholic), and Parish Church of the Holy Savior (Roman Catholic).
Treinta y Tres has produced several notable footballers, including Emiliano Alfaro, Gonzalo Lemes, Darío Silva, and Octavio Rivero.
Come and visit Treinta y Tres, a city with a rich history, beautiful landscapes, and friendly people. Book your trip today and experience the charm of this hidden gem in eastern Uruguay!