Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by 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 2004, Montevideo has a population of 1,325,968.It has an area of 530 square kilometres and extends 20 kilometres 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.
Montevideo Tourist Website
Ministry of Tourism of Uruguay
Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 esq, Yacaré, S/N (plano)
(2) 188 5100
Montevideo Ministry of Foreign affair