Rivera is one of the nineteen departments that make up the Eastern Republic of Uruguay. Its capital is the city of the same name, Rivera. It is located in the northeast of the country, bounded on the west by Salto, on the northwest by the boundary with Artigas, on the north and northeast by Brazil, on the southeast by Cerro Largo and on the south by Tacuarembó. It has an area of 9370 km², occupying the eleventh place among the departments of Uruguay. According to the 2011 census, it had a population of 103 493 inhabitants.