It is located in the center of Uruguay and has a surface of 11.446,85 Kms.
It's capital is Durazno City and it's on routes 5 and 14.
Route 5 links Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay with Durazno it's 180 Kms.
South from Durazno and is the principal Sea Port of Mercosur.
The same route links Durazno with Rivera City on the north on the borders whit Brasil.
On the west 220 Kms. away is Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.
Durazno is a cattle breeder and agriculture zone, apt for forestry, cultivation of fruit tree specially citrus.
This department produces 18 % of heavy lambs of the country ovine meat, wool, leather; all of them have been exploit in a traditional way, for not having the necessary money to invert in technology and knowledge as well as business studies in order to convert these things in high income activities.
Source: Municipality of Durazno