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Montevideo

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Clockwise, from top: Solís Theatre, the skyline at night, Independence Square, José Enrique Rodó Park, World Trade Center of Montevideo and the Legislative Palace

Montevideo (Spanish pronunciation: [monteβiˈðe.o]) is the capital and largest city of Uruguay. According to the 2011 census, the city proper has a population of 1,319,108 (about one-third of the country's total population) in an area of 194.0 square kilometres (74.9 sq mi). The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata.

The city was established in 1724 by a Spanish soldier, Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst the Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region. It was also under brief British rule in 1807. Montevideo hosted all the matches during the first FIFA World Cup. Montevideo is the seat of the administrative headquarters of Mercosur and ALADI, Latin America’s leading trade blocs, position that entailed comparisons to the role of Brussels in Europe.

Montevideo has consistently been rated as having the highest quality of life of any city in Latin America: by 2015 has held this rank every year during the last decade. As of 2010, Montevideo was the 19th largest city economy in the continent and 9th highest income earner among major cities. In 2015, it has a GDP of $ 40.5 billion, and a per capita of $24,400.

It is classified as a Beta World City, ranking seventh in Latin America and 73rd in the world. Described as a "vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cultural life", and "a thriving tech center and entrepreneurial culture", Montevideo ranks 8th in Latin America on the 2013 MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. By 2014, is also regarded as the fifth most gay-friendly major city in the world, first in Latin America. It is the hub of commerce and higher education in Uruguay as well as its chief port. The city is also the financial and cultural hub of a larger metropolitan area, with a population of around 2 million.

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Big Towns nearby

Las Piedras    (11 km)

Las Piedras Uruguay    (14 km)


Towns nearby

Colonia Nicolich    (14 km)

Fraccionamiento Camino del Andaluz y Ruta 84    (14 km)

Villa Crespo y San Andrés    (14 km)

Barra de Carrasco    (17 km)

Parque Carrasco    (17 km)

Joaquín Suárez    (18 km)

San José de Carrasco    (19 km)

Lagomar    (20 km)


Smaller towns nearby

Toledo    (13 km)

Santiago Vázquez    (14 km)

Villa San José    (17 km)

Shangrila    (19 km)

Villa Aeroparque    (19 km)

Villa Felicidad    (20 km)


Villages nearby

Costa y Guillamón    (8 km)

Villa Paz SA    (9 km)

Barrio Cópola    (10 km)

Barrio La Lucha    (10 km)

Villa Porvenir    (13 km)

Seis Hermanos    (17 km)


Other locations nearby

Reducto    (1 km)

La Floresta    (2 km)

Paso de las Duranas    (2 km)

Peñarol    (2 km)

Aires Puros    (3 km)

Belvedere    (3 km)

Casavalle    (3 km)

Colón Centro y Noroeste    (3 km)

Conciliación    (3 km)

Paso del Molino    (3 km)

Pueblo Conciliación    (3 km)

Pueblo Ferrocarril    (3 km)

Sayago    (3 km)

Atahualpa    (4 km)

Cerrito    (4 km)

Colón    (4 km)

Estadio Contador Damiani    (4 km)

Estadio Jose Pedro Damiani    (4 km)

Las Acacias    (4 km)

Paso Molino    (4 km)

Prado    (4 km)

Brazo Oriental    (5 km)

Capurro    (5 km)

La Teja    (5 km)

Nuevo París    (5 km)

Pérez Castellanos    (5 km)

Piedras Blancas    (5 km)

Arroyo Seco    (6 km)

Bella Vista    (6 km)

Bolívar    (6 km)

Colón Sudeste    (6 km)

Ituzaingó    (6 km)

Jacinto Vera    (6 km)

Jardines Del Hipódromo    (6 km)

La Figurita    (6 km)

Mercado Modelo    (6 km)

Tres Ombúes    (6 km)

Abayuba    (7 km)

La Comercial    (7 km)

La Paloma    (7 km)

Larrañaga    (7 km)

Uruguay    (7 km)

Victoria    (7 km)

Villa Muñoz    (7 km)

Aguada    (8 km)

Bella Italia    (8 km)

Cordon    (8 km)

Estadio Gran Parque Central    (8 km)

Flor de Maroñas    (8 km)

La Blanqueada    (8 km)

Maroñas    (8 km)

Punta de Rieles Bella Italia    (8 km)

Tres Cruces    (8 km)

Tres Cuces    (8 km)

Unión    (8 km)

Villa del Cerro    (8 km)

Villa Española    (8 km)

1995 Copa América    (9 km)

2000 West Asian Football Federation Championship    (9 km)

Casabó    (9 km)

Centro    (9 km)

Ciudad Viaje    (9 km)

Ciudad Vieja    (9 km)

Estadio Centenario    (9 km)

Lezica    (9 km)

Manga    (9 km)

Plaza de Cagancha    (9 km)

Villa Dolores    (9 km)

1930 FIFA World Cup    (10 km)

Barrio Jardín    (10 km)

Barrio Sur    (10 km)

Buceo    (10 km)

Estadio Pocitos    (10 km)

Las Canteras    (10 km)

Malvín Norte    (10 km)

Palermo    (10 km)

Pocitos    (10 km)

Bañados de Carrasco    (11 km)

Chacarita    (11 km)

Malvín    (11 km)

Parque Rodo    (11 km)

Villa Don Bosco    (11 km)

Artigas Boulevard    (12 km)

Lavaderos    (12 km)

Punta Carretas    (12 km)

Carrasco Norte    (13 km)

Paso de la Arena    (13 km)

Punta Gorda    (13 km)

Carrasco    (14 km)

El Dorado    (14 km)

Villa García    (14 km)

Empalme Sauce    (17 km)

Cap Juan A Artigas    (18 km)

City Park    (18 km)