El Ombú

For other uses, see Ombú (disambiguation).

El Ombú is a Mennonite agricultural settlement in Río Negro Department, Uruguay. It is located 284 km NW of Montevideo and 29 km SE of Young, near the Route 3..[1]

Established in 1950 by Vistula delta Mennonites who came from West Prussia, Danzig and Poland, it was the first Mennonite settlement on Uruguayan territory.[2] It takes its name from the most popular native tree in Uruguay, ombú (Phytolacca dioica).

Previously the area had a German school, Deutsche Schule El-Ombu.[3]

See also


  1. "The most German part of Uruguay". EL PAIS. 11 May 2014. (Spanish)
  2. William Schroeder; Helmut Huebert (1996). Mennonite historical atlas. Kindred Productions. pp. 145–146. ISBN 978-0-920643-05-1. Retrieved 7 December 2013.
  3. "Deutscher Bundestag 4. Wahlperiode Drucksache IV/3672" (Archive). Bundestag (West Germany). 23 June 1965. Retrieved on 12 March 2016. p. 29/51.

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Coordinates: 32°51′25″S 57°27′17″W / 32.85694°S 57.45472°W / -32.85694; -57.45472

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