Rocha is a department in the east of Uruguay. It has natural beauties like Cabo Polonio, Valizas, Santa Teresa. Rocha is well known for its beach towns (like Punta del Diablo or La Esmeralda) which swell during the summer holidays. Inland the primary economy of Rocha is based on large cattle ranches.
Population and Demographics
As of the census of 2004, there were 69,937 people
Population growth rate: -0.028% (2004)
Birth Rate: 14.34 births/1,000 people (2004)
Death Rate: 10.63 deaths/1,000 people
Average age: 34.0 (32.8 Males, 35.0 Females)
Life Expectancy at Birth (2004):
Total population: 74.45 years
Male: 69.86 years
Female: 79.22 years
Average Family Size: 2.18 children/woman
Urban per capita income (cities of 5,000 inhabitants or more): 4,229.4 pesos/month
Main Urban Centres
Population stated as per 2004 census.
Other towns and villages
According to the 2004 census, Rocha department has an additional rural poulation of 6,188.