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Unión, Montevideo

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Unión, Montevideo

Iglesia de la Unión
Iglesia de la Unión
Street map of Unión
Street map of Unión
Location of Unión in Montevideo
Location of Unión in Montevideo
Country  Uruguay
Department Montevideo Department
City Montevideo

Unión is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay.


Unión shares borders with Mercado Modelo and Villa Española to the northwest, Maroñas to the northeast, Malvín Norte to the east, Buceo and Parque Batlle to the south and La Blanqueada and Larrañaga to the southwest.


Its history started in 1845, during General Oribe's siege of Montevideo, which at the time was little more than the actual Ciudad Vieja, by the creation of the Tribunal of Unión in the area. In 1849, Oribe founded here a village called "Restauración". After the end of the civil war, its status was elevated from "Pueblo" (village) to "Villa" (town) and was renamed to "Villa de la Unión" by Decree of 11 November 1851.[1]

Educational facilities

Places of worship


See also


  1. ^ "Statistics of urban localities (see "Restauración")" (PDF). INE. 2012. Retrieved 9 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Colegio y Liceo Santa Luisa de Marillac (Spanish)

External links

  • Intendencia de Montevideo / Historia de Unión
  • Revista Raices / Historia del barrio Unión
  • Correo Uruguayo Stamp for the 150 years from the foundation of Villa de la Restauración, including notes on the history of Unión by Rubens D. Calabria.

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