Maldonado, Uruguay

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Maldonado
Caipital ceety

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Maldonado is located in Uruguay
Maldonado
Maldonado
Location in Uruguay
Coordinates: 34°54′0″S 54°57′0″W / 34.90000°S 54.95000°W / -34.90000; -54.95000
Kintra  Uruguay
Depairtment Maldonado Depairtment
Foondit 1755
Founded by Joaquín de Viana
Government
 • Mayor(Alcalde) Juan Carlos Bayeto (Broad Front)
Population (2011)
 • Total 62,590
 • Demonym Fernandino
Time zone UTC -3
Postal code 20000
Dial plan +598 42 (+6 digits)

Maldonado is the caipital o Uruguay´s Maldonado Depairtment. Its population, as o 2004, wis 54,603.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Maldonado wis foondit in 1755 at the initiative o the Govrenor o Montevideo Joaquin de Viana. It wis firmly established bi the arrival o 104 permanent settlers in 1757. Its oreeginal name wis Maldonado, but, years later, its name was chynged tae San Fernando de Maldonado, in honor o Keeng Ferdinand VI o Spain.

Main sichts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Remarkable sichts in Maldonado include:

  • San Fernando de Maldonado Cathedral, a neoclassic cathedral begun in 1801 an completit in 1895;
  • Cuartel de Dragones (The Dragoons' Barracks), a Spainyie garrison begun in 1771 an completit in 1797;
  • Torre del Vigia (meanin "touer o vigilance" or, mair simply, "watchtouer"), built in 1800 unner the direction o Rafael Pérez del Puerto, its function wis tae inform the authorities o the entrance in Buenos Aires o the approach o ony ship tae the Río de la Plata;
  • El Puente de la Barra[1], a stressed ribbon bridge, where the roadbed swoops up, doun, an back up an doun ance mair, demonstratin an exceptional economy o material;

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