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Former colonial name:
City of San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo
Coat of arms of Montevideo
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
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
Country Uruguay
DepartmentMontevideo
Founded1724
Founded byBruno Mauricio de Zabala
Government
 • TypeStrong mayor[1]
 • IntendantDaniel Martínez
Area
 • Capital city201 km2 (77.5 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,640 km2 (633 sq mi)
 The department area is 530 square kilometres (200 sq mi) and the conurbated built-up area 1,110 square kilometres (430 sq mi).[5]
Elevation
43 m (141 ft)
Population
 (2011 Census)[6]
 • Density6,726/km2 (17,421/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,719,453
 • Metro
1,947,604[3][4]
 • Department
1,319,108
Time zoneUTC−3 (UYT)
Postal code
11#00 & 12#00
HDI (2015)very high
1st city in Latin America
[7]

Montevideo is the capital and the largest city in Uruguay. It was founded by the Portuguese in 1717. Its best neighbourhood is called Carrasco. This neighbourhood is very exclusive due to its architectural styles.

References

  1. Tzfadia, Erez (2005). "Local autonomy and immigration: Mayoral policy-making in peripheral towns in Israel". Space and Polity 9 (2): 167–184. doi:10.1080/13562570500305052 . ISSN 1356-2576 . 
  2. "Links: http://puu.sh/7ciGR.jpg + http://puu.sh/7ciHv.jpg + http://puu.sh/7ciIo.jpg". http://www.acme.com/planimeter/. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  3. "...el Área Metropolitana de Uruguay nuclea a los departamentos de San José, Canelones y Montevideo..." Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  4. Info censal de departamentos/Data 2011 census. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  5. Alike measurement applied to the conurbated area plus the 193.4 square kilometres (74.7 sq mi) of the city proper.
  6. "Datos Departamentales Censo 2011". INE. http://www.ine.gub.uy/censos2011/index.html. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  7. "2015 Quality of Living Survey" (in Spanish). Mercer. http://www.latam.mercer.com/content/mercer/latin-america-and-caribbean/mx/es/newsroom/mercer-calidad-de-vida-internacional-2015.html. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  8. "MONTEVIDEO TRAVEL GUIDE". Fodor'sTravel. http://www.fodors.com/world/south-america/uruguay/montevideo/. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 

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