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visitors to Uruguay.
Uruguay is the second smallest country in South America; located
in the Rio Plata region, between Argentina and Brazil.
Rising in the coastal range of southern Brazil,
between Curitiba and Porto Alegre, the river flows west towards Argentina;
forming the boundary between the two nations.
The River Uruguay then runs south, between Argentina and Uruguay
and empties into the Rio de la Plata.
Large boats can reach Paysandu and smaller vessels may continue to
Salto; 320 km from the river's mouth.
Weather in South America:
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The capital of the Republica Oriental del Uruguay is in the
southern part of the country, on the Rio de la Plata; a modern city with the heart of a
village and excellent beaches nearby.
Montevideo was founded by the Spanish governor of Buenos Aires, in
1726, to prevent the Portuguese from Brazil extending south and fortifying the strategic
heights in the region.
Spanish-Portuguese rivalry continued into the early 19th century,
until Montevideo was made the capital of independent Uruguay, in 1828, acting as a buffer
state between Spanish Argentina and Portuguese Brazil.
Punte del Este is a popular beach resort.
Also visit the nearby islands of Gorniti and Lobos.
The northern Uruguayan border town of Rivera shares a through
street with the Brazilian city of Santana do Livramento.
This is the northern terminus of the Uruguayan railway system and a
good place to Enter Brazil.
Directory for sites related to Uruguay. Most of it is in Spanish.
Another Uruguayan directory that is needlessly slowed down with a Java news applet that
has nothing to do with Uruguay.
Embassy of Uruguay: (USA)
2715 M st. N.W, 3rd Floor, Washington D.C.. You'll need Java running on your browser to
follow their links to further information and related websites.
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