Montevideo Department Montevideo, Montevideo Convention, Carrasco International Airport, Alberto Reyes
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Montevideo, Montevideo Convention, The British Cemetery Montevideo, British Cemetery Montevideo Soldiers and Sailors, Carrasco International Airport, Port of Montevideo, Mercado Modelo, Central Cemetery of Montevideo, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montevideo, Bay of Montevideo, Parque Prado, Angel S. Adami Airport, Intendant of Montevideo, List of city squares and parks in Montevideo, Reus al Norte. Excerpt: Montevideo (Spanish pronunciation: ) is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento. According to the census of 2004, Montevideo has a population of 1,325,968 (about half of Uruguay's population). It has an area of 530 square kilometres (200 sq mi) and extends 20 kilometres (12 mi) from west to east. The southernmost cosmopolitan capital city in the Americas and third most southern in the world, it is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Rio de la Plata (Spanish: "Silver River") - which is often referred to in English-speaking countries as the River Plate. The city was under brief British rule in 1807 and was involved in the first major naval battle in the Second World War: the Battle of the River Plate. It is also the place where the Montevideo convention was signed, in 1933, by nineteen nations of the Americas. The city hosted all 1st FIFA World Cup matches in 1930. Montevideo has a rich architectural and cultural heritage, the latter including tango and candombe. According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, in 2007 Montevideo provided the highest quality of life in Latin America. Described as a "vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cult...