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Former colonial name:
City of San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo
Capital city
Montevideo collage.JPG
Coat of arms of Montevideo
Coat of arms
Con libertad ni ofendo ni temo
With liberty I offend not, I fear not.
Montevideo is located in Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°53′1″S 56°10′55″W / 34.88361°S 56.18194°W / -34.88361; -56.18194Coordinates: 34°53′1″S 56°10′55″W / 34.88361°S 56.18194°W / -34.88361; -56.18194
Country Uruguay
Founded byBruno Mauricio de Zabala
 • TypeStrong mayor[1]
 • IntendantDaniel Martínez
 • Capital city201 km2 (77.5 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,640 km2 (633 sq mi)
 The department area is 530 square kilometres (200 sq mi) and the conurbated built-up area 1,110 square kilometres (430 sq mi).[5]
43 m (141 ft)
 (2011 Census)[6]
 • Density6,726/km2 (17,421/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
 • Department
Demonym(s)montevideano (m)
montevideana (f) Montevidean (English)[7]
Time zoneUTC−3 (UYT)
Postal code
11#00 & 12#00
Dial plan(+598) 2XXX XXXX
HDI (2015)very high
1st city in Latin America

Montevideo is the capital and the largest city in Uruguay. It was founded by the Portuguese in 1717. Its best neighbourhood is called Carrasco. This neighbourhood is very exclusive due to its architectural styles.

References[change | change source]

  1. Tzfadia, Erez (2005). "Local autonomy and immigration: Mayoral policy-making in peripheral towns in Israel". Space and Polity. 9 (2): 167–184. doi:10.1080/13562570500305052. ISSN 1356-2576.
  2. "Links: + +". Retrieved 2014-02-27. External link in |title= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "...el Área Metropolitana de Uruguay nuclea a los departamentos de San José, Canelones y Montevideo..." Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  4. Info censal de departamentos/Data 2011 census. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  5. Alike measurement applied to the conurbated area plus the 193.4 square kilometres (74.7 sq mi) of the city proper.
  6. "Datos Departamentales Censo 2011". INE. Retrieved 2014-02-27. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "MONTEVIDEO TRAVEL GUIDE". Fodor'sTravel. Retrieved 16 February 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. "2015 Quality of Living Survey" (in Spanish). Mercer. Retrieved 5 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Montevideo at Wikimedia Commons