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Montevideo
Umwhile colonial name:
Ceety o San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo
Caipital ceety

Coat of arms
Nickname(s): La Muy Fiel Y Reconquistadora
The Vera Faithful An Reconquerer
Motto: Con libertad ni ofendo ni temo
Wi liberty A affend no, A fear no.
Montevideo is located in Uruguay
Montevideo
Montevideo
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
Kintra  Uruguay
Depairtment Montevideo Depairtment
Foondit 1724
Founded by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala
Government
 • Intendant Ana Olivera
Area
 • Caipital ceety 209 km2 (81 sq mi)
 • Urban 429 km2 (166 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,350 km2 (520 sq mi)
Elevation 43 m (141 ft)
Population (2010 est.[1])
 • Caipital ceety 1,336,878 (1st)
 • Urban 1,700,000
 • Metro 1,800,000
Demonym montevideano (m)
montevideana (f)
Time zone UYT (UTC−3)
 • Summer (DST) UYST (UTC−2)
Postal code 11#00 & 12#00
Area code(s) +598 2 (+7 digits)
HDI (2005) 0.884 – high
1st Latinamerica
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Montevideo is the laigest ceety, caipital an the chief port o Uruguay. Established in 1726 as a strategic move amidst a Spainyie-Portuguese dispute over the Viceroyalty o the Río de la Plata, Montevideo haes a population o 1,338,408 an an urban area o 1,968,324 (2009). The soothrenmaist caipital ceety in the Americaes an third maist soootherlie in the warld, it is situated in the soothren coast o the kintra, on the northren bank o the Río de la Plata (also River Plate). The ceety wis unner brief Breetish rule in 1807 an wis involved in the first major naval battle in the Seicont World War: the Battle o the River Plate. It is the place whaur the Montevideo convention wis signed in 1933 bi nineteen naitions o the Americaes an aw. The ceety hostit aw 1st FIFA Warld Cup matches in 1930. Montevideo haes a rich architectural an cultural heritage, the latter includin tango an candombe. It is home tae the langest Carnival in the warld. Accordin tae Mercer Human Resource Consulting, in 2007 Montevideo providit the heichest quality o life in Latin Americae.

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Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Montevideo is twinned wi:

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