Population of Cities in Uruguay (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
0
100,000 to 1 Million
36
10,000 to 100,000
  • Montevideo
  • Salto
  • Paysandu
  • Las Piedras
  • Rivera
  • Maldonado
  • Tacuarembo
  • Melo
  • Mercedes
  • Artigas
  • Minas
  • San Jose de Mayo
  • Durazno
  • Florida
  • Barros Blancos
  • Treinta y Tres
  • Rocha
  • San Carlos
  • Pando
  • Fray Bentos
  • Colonia del Sacramento
  • Trinidad
  • La Paz
  • Canelones
  • Delta del Tigre
  • Carmelo
  • Santa Lucia
  • Progreso
  • Young
  • Dolores
  • Paso de Carrasco
  • Rio Branco
  • Juan L. Lacaze
  • Paso de los Toros
  • Bella Union
  • Chui
  • Nueva Helvecia
  • Nueva Palmira
  • Libertad
  • Rosario
  • Colonia Nicolich
  • Piriapolis
  • Castillos
  • Tranqueras
  • Sarandi del Yi
  • Punta del Este
  • Pan de Azucar
  • San Ramon
  • Lascano
  • Sarandi Grande

Bordered by two huge countries – Argentina to the west and Brazil to the north – Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America (after Suriname). Regarded as one of the most socially progressive countries in the world, in 2013 Uruguay was named as 'Country of the Year' by The Economist. The country's capital city of Montevideo is home to a population of approximately 1.3 million, which represents around one-third of the country's total population. This figure increases to two million for the larger metropolitan area. Located along Uruguay's southern coast, Montevideo is the southernmost capital city in the Americas.

Uruguay's other key cities are significantly smaller than Montevideo. The northwestern city of Salto is the second-largest in country, but has a population of just over 100,000. The city is situated on the east bank of the Río Uruguay across from the Argentine city of Concordia, and the Salto Grande Bridge connects the two countries. With 95,176 residents, the city of Ciudad de la Costa is the third-largest in the country. However, it was only established as a city in 1994 and is still regarded as an extension of nearby capital Montevideo's metropolitan area. Due to its location on the banks of the Río de la Plata, Ciudad de la Costa is known for its sandy beach that stretches 16 kilometers along the coast.

Uruguay has 1 cities with more than a million people, 0 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 36 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Uruguay is Montevideo, with a population of 1,270,737 people.

Montevideo

Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.

1,270,737

Salto

Salto is a city in northwestern Uruguay, bordering Argentina on the Uruguay River.

99,823

Paysandu

Paysandu was founded in 1756 as a town and became a city in 1863.

73,249

Las Piedras

Las Piedras was founded in 1744 and was originally called San Isidro.

69,682

Name 2018 Population Location
Montevideo1,270,737Map
Salto99,823Map
Paysandu73,249Map
Las Piedras69,682Map
Rivera64,631Map
Maldonado55,478Map
Tacuarembo51,854Map
Melo51,023Map
Mercedes42,359Map
Artigas41,909Map
Minas38,025Map
San Jose de Mayo36,529Map
Durazno33,926Map
Florida32,234Map
Barros Blancos31,650Map
Treinta y Tres25,653Map
Rocha25,515Map
San Carlos24,938Map
Pando24,047Map
Fray Bentos23,279Map
Colonia del Sacramento21,714Map
Trinidad21,429Map
La Paz19,913Map
Canelones19,698Map
Delta del Tigre17,973Map
Carmelo16,921Map
Santa Lucia16,438Map
Progreso15,973Map
Young15,924Map
Dolores15,880Map
Paso de Carrasco15,393Map
Rio Branco13,567Map
Juan L. Lacaze13,223Map
Paso de los Toros13,221Map
Bella Union13,171Map
Chui10,485Map
Nueva Helvecia10,054Map
Nueva Palmira9,335Map
Libertad9,311Map
Rosario9,308Map
Colonia Nicolich8,902Map
Piriapolis7,968Map
Castillos7,686Map
Tranqueras7,474Map
Sarandi del Yi7,367Map
Punta del Este7,234Map
Pan de Azucar7,180Map
San Ramon7,008Map
Lascano6,976Map
Sarandi Grande6,441Map
Joaquin Suarez6,257Map
Tarariras6,069Map
Sauce5,910Map
Jose Pedro Varela5,388Map
Guichon5,051Map