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Umwhile colonial name:
Ceety o San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo
Caipital ceety
Montevideo collage.JPG
Coat of airms o Montevideo
Coat airms
La Muy Fiel Y Reconquistadora
The Vera Faithful An Reconquerer
Con libertad ni ofendo ni temo
Wi liberty A affend no, A fear no.
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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
DepairtmentMontevideo Depairtment
Foondit biBruno Mauricio de Zabala
 • IntendantAna Olivera
 • Caipital ceety209 km2 (81 sq mi)
 • Urban
429 km2 (166 sq mi)
 • Metro
1350 km2 (520 sq mi)
43 m (141 ft)
 (2010 est.[1])
 • Caipital ceety1,336,878 (1st)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Demonym(s)montevideano (m)
montevideana (f)
Time zoneUTC−3 (UYT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−2 (UYST)
Postal code
11#00 & 12#00
Area code(s)+598 2 (+7 digits)
HDI (2005)0.884 – high
1st Latinamerica

Montevideo is the laigest ceety, caipital an the chief port o Uruguay. Established in 1726 as a strategic muive amid a Spaingie-Portuguese dispute anent the Viceroyalty o the Río de la Plata, Montevideo haes a population o 1,338,408 an an urban aurie o 1,968,324 (2009). The soothrenmaist caipital ceety in Americae an third maist soootherlie in the warld, it is situatit 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 Warld War: the Battle o the River Plate. It is the place whaur the Montevideo convention wis signed in 1933 bi nineteen naitions o the Americae an aw. The ceety hostit aw 1st FIFA Warld Cup matches in 1930. Montevideo haes a rich airchitectural an cultural heritage, the latter includin tango an candombe. It is hame 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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