Montevideo City From Aircraft

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Montevideo (Spanish pronunciation: [monteβiˈðe.o]) is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1724 by the Spanish soldier Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento. According to the census of 2011, Montevideo has a population of 1,319,108 (about one-third of Uruguay's population).[8] It has an area of 530 square kilometres (200 sq mi) and extends 20 kilometres (12 mi) from west to east. The southernmost cosmopolitan capital city in the Americas and third most southern in the world, it is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata ("Silver River") — which is often referred to in English-speaking countries as the River Plate. The city was under brief British rule in 1807 and was involved in the first major naval battle in the Second World War: the Battle of the River Plate. It is also the place where the Montevideo convention was signed, in 1933, by nineteen nations of the Americas. The city hosted all of the matches during the first FIFA World Cup in 1930. Montevideo has a rich architectural and cultural heritage, the latter including tango and candombe. According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, in 2007 Montevideo provided the highest quality of life in Latin America

Монтевиде́о (исп. San Felipe y Santiago de Montevideo) — столица Уругвая и административный центр департамента Монтевидео. Площадь города составляет 540 км².

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Lemoni o on April 5, 2014

Nice photo LIKE Favorite

---=XEON=--- on June 29, 2014

Thanks you Lemonio AGAIN

ROSTAMDALILA on July 17, 2014

Zajímavý záběr málo známé destinace!
Mnoho srdečných pozdravů z Potštejn zasílá Jarda!

Buts Yuri on July 17, 2014

Very nice view. LIKE 40! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Kamalakar Anthati on December 28, 2014

Beautiful View,Excellent Shot,
Greetings from India,Kamalakar.
Keep Panoramio ALIVE,
HAPPY New Year(Gregorian)2015.

---=XEON=--- on January 3, 2015

Thanks you ALL

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Photo taken in Camino de Acceso Haras del Lago, Col Nicolich, Uruguay
Farmacia Giannycal

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 22, 2011
  • Attribution
    by ---=XEON=---
    • Camera: SONY DSC-W70
    • Taken on 2011/08/09 14:14:55
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash