A report on Buenos Aires and Uruguay

Our Lady of Buen Aire in front of the National Migration Department
Juan de Garay founding Buenos Aires in 1580. The initial settlement, founded by Pedro de Mendoza, had been abandoned since 1542.
Monument to the Charrúa, the indigenous people of Uruguay
Aldus verthoont hem de stadt Buenos Ayrros geleegen in Rio de la Plata, painting by a Dutch sailor who anchored at the port around 1628.
Emeric Essex Vidal, General view of Buenos Ayres from the Plaza de Toros, 1820. In this area now lies the Plaza San Martín.
The Portuguese established Colonia do Sacramento in 1680.
Impression of the Buenos Aires Cathedral by Carlos Pellegrini, 1829.
The oath of the Thirty-Three Orientals in 1825 prior to the beginning of the Cisplatine War, in which Uruguay gained independence from the Empire of Brazil
View of the Avenida de Mayo in 1915
Manuel Oribe served as President of Uruguay and led the Blancos in the Civil War.
Construction of the Obelisk of Buenos Aires on the 9 de Julio Avenue, 1936.
The victory of the Ejército Grande at the Battle of Caseros resulted in the overthrow of Juan Manuel de Rosas.
9 de Julio Avenue, 1986.
Uruguayan troops in trenches at the Battle of Tuyutí in 1866, during the War of the Triple Alliance
Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies, foreign subsidiaries, and diplomatic offices. It is located in the Retiro and San Nicolás neighborhoods.
Palacio Salvo, built in Montevideo from 1925 to 1928, was once the tallest building in Latin America.
Satellite view of the Greater Buenos Aires area, and the Río de la Plata.
Former Uruguayan president Jorge Batlle with former U.S. president George H. W. Bush in 2003
Buenos Aires Botanical Garden
2011 bicentennial celebrations at the Palacio Legislativo in Montevideo
Heavy rain and thunderstorm in Plaza San Martin. Thunderstorms are usual during the summer.
A satellite image of Uruguay
The Buenos Aires City Hall in the right corner of the entrance to the Avenida de Mayo
Cerro Batoví in Tacuarembó Department
Metropolitan Police of Buenos Aires City
Lake at Iporá Resort in Tacuarembó
The Immigrants' Hotel, constructed in 1906, received and assisted the thousands of immigrants arriving to the city. The hotel is now a National Museum.
Köppen–Geiger climate classification map for Uruguay
Villa 31, a villa miseria in Buenos Aires
Palacio Legislativo, Montevideo
The Metropolitan Cathedral is the main Catholic church in the city.
Palacio Piria, seat of the supreme court
The Buenos Aires Stock Exchange, the main stock exchange and financial center of Argentina.
A map of the departments of Uruguay
Headquarters of the National Bank of Argentina, the national bank and the largest in the country's banking sector.
Tabaré Vázquez (former two-term President 2005–2010, 2015–2020) with then-President of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2007
Buenos Aires Bus, the city's tourist bus service. The official estimate is that the bus carries between 700 and 800 passengers per day, and has carried half a million passengers since its opening.
From right to left: Then-president José Mujica with his wife Lucía Topolansky and the former presidents of Uruguay Luis Alberto Lacalle, Jorge Batlle and Tabaré Vázquez in 2011
Monument to the Carta Magna and Four Regions of Argentina in the neighborhood of Palermo
Current Uruguay's president Luis Lacalle Pou at a press conference, Apr. 22, 2022.
The Centro Cultural Kirchner (Kirchner Cultural Center), located at the former Central Post Office, is the largest of Latin America.
Uruguayan Army T-54 Main battle tank
Homage to Buenos Aires, a mural located at the Carlos Gardel station of the Buenos Aires Underground. It represents a typical scene from the city and several of its icons, such as singer Carlos Gardel, the Obelisco, the port, tango dancing and the Abasto market.
GDP per capita development since 1900
Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art.
A proportional representation of Uruguay exports, 2019
World Trade Center Montevideo
The interior of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, a celebrated bookstore located in the barrio of Recoleta.
Vineyard in Uruguay
Tango dancers during the World tango dance tournament.
Punta del Este is one of the main tourist destinations in the Southern Cone.
The Buenos Aires Philharmonic.
The historic colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento
Gaumont Cinema opened in 1912.
Port of Montevideo
A screening at Parque Centenario, as part of the 2011 edition of BAFICI
Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo
A fashion show at the Planetarium in 2013, as part of BAFWEEK.
Punta del Este International Airport
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical center. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts and modernist architecture.
Population pyramid in 2020
Teatro Colón.
The Church of Saint Charles Borromeo in San Carlos is one of the oldest churches in Uruguay.
Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires, a public high school in Buenos Aires, and it is one of the most prestigious in Argentina and Latin America.
Faculty of medicine of the University of the Republic, founded in 1849
University of Buenos Aires' Law School in Recoleta
A "livable sculpture", Carlos Páez Vilaró's Casapueblo was his home, hotel and museum.
July 9 Avenue
Tango dancers in Montevideo
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery
Murga singers at carnival
A Mitre Line Trenes Argentinos train in Retiro railway station
José Enrique Rodó
Map of the Greater Buenos Aires Commuter Rail Network
Centenario Stadium
Uruguay supporters at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia
200 Series rolling stock at San José de Flores station, Buenos Aires Underground.
Buenos Aires Underground map
Metrobus, Paseo del Bajo.
Buquebus high-speed ferries connect Buenos Aires to Uruguay
Campo Argentino de Polo, home of the Argentine Open Polo Championship, the most important global event of this discipline
La Bombonera during a night game of Copa Libertadores between Boca Juniors v. Colo Colo.
Luna Park

His expedition was cut short when he was killed during an attack by the native Charrúa tribe in what is now Uruguay.

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Its natural harbor soon developed into a commercial area competing with Río de la Plata's capital, Buenos Aires.

- Uruguay

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Country in the southern half of South America.

Country in the southern half of South America.

The surrender of Beresford to Santiago de Liniers during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata
Portrait of General José de San Martin, Libertador of Argentina, Chile and Peru.
People gathered in front of the Buenos Aires Cabildo during the May Revolution
Julio Argentino Roca was a major figure of the Generation of '80 and is known for directing the "Conquest of the Desert". During his two terms as President many changes occurred, particularly major infrastructure projects of railroads; large-scale immigration from Europe and laicizing legislation strengthening state power.
Official presidential portrait of Juan Perón and his wife Eva Perón, 1948
Admiral Emilio Massera, Lieutenant General Jorge Videla and Brigadier General Orlando Agosti (from left to right) – observing the Independence Day military parade on Avenida del Libertador, 9 July 1978.
Two members of the Regiment of Mounted Grenadiers guarding the Constitution of the Argentine Nation inside the Palace of the Congress.
Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6960.8 m, and the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere.
The national animal of Argentina is the Rufous hornero, a small songbird native to South America
Argentina features geographical locations such as this glacier, known as the Perito Moreno Glacier
Casa Rosada, workplace of the President
The National Congress composed of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Provinces of Argentina.
G 20 leaders gathered in Argentina for the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit.
Diplomatic missions of Argentina.
Argentine destroyer ARA Almirante Brown (D-10)
A proportional representation of Argentina exports, 2019
The Catalinas Norte is an important business complex composed of nineteen commercial office buildings and occupied by numerous leading Argentine companies.
Atucha Nuclear Power Plant was the first nuclear power plant in Latin America. The electricity comes from 3 operational nuclear reactors: The Embalse Nuclear Power Station, the Atucha I and II.
Buenos Aires Underground is the oldest underground railway in Latin America, the Southern Hemisphere and the Spanish speaking world.
"Estudio País 24, the Program of the Argentines" in Channel 7, the first television station in the country
SAC-D is an Argentine earth science satellite built by INVAP and launched in 2011.
President Macri in the INVAP with the SAOCOM A and B, two planned Earth observation satellite constellation of Argentine Space Agency CONAE. the scheduled launch dates for 1A and 1B were further pushed back to 2018 and 2020.
The cacique Qom Félix Díaz meets with then president Mauricio Macri.
Over 25 million Argentines have at least one Italian immigrant ancestor.
Dialectal variants of the Spanish language in Argentina
Francis, the first pope from the Americas, was born and raised in Argentina.
Argentina has historically been placed high in the global rankings of literacy, with rates similar to those of developed countries.
The University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, alma mater to many of the country's 3,000 medical graduates, annually
El Ateneo Grand Splendid was named the second most beautiful bookshop in the world by The Guardian.
Sun of May on the first Argentine coin, 1813
Four of the most influential Argentine writers. Top-left to bottom-right: Julio Cortázar, Victoria Ocampo, Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares
Martha Argerich, widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of the second half of the 20th century
Andy Muschietti, director of It, the highest-grossing horror film of all-time.
Las Nereidas Font by Lola Mora
View of Bolívar Street facing the Cabildo and Diagonal Norte, on Buenos Aires' historical centre. The city's characteristic convergence of diverse architectural styles can be seen, including Spanish Colonial, Beaux-Arts, and modernist architecture.
Diego Maradona, one of the FIFA Player of the 20th Century
Lionel Messi, seven times Ballon d'Or winner, is the current captain of the Argentina national football team.
Argentine beef as asado, a traditional dish
The Cave of the Hands in Santa Cruz province, with artwork dating from 13,000 to 9,000 years ago.
Carlos Gardel, the most prominent figure in the history of tango
Juan Perón and his wife Eva Perón, 1947
Argentine Polo Open Championship.
Civilian casualties after the air attack and massacre on Plaza de Mayo, June 1955
Juan Perón and his wife Isabel Perón, 1973
Argentinians soldiers during the Falklands War
Néstor Kirchner and his wife and political successor, Cristina Kirchner
Aconcagua is the highest mountain outside of Asia, at 6960.8 m, and the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere.
Argentina map of Köppen climate classification
Casa Rosada, workplace of the President
The National Congress composed of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.
Provinces of Argentina
Lockheed Martin A-4AR Fightinghawk operated by the Argentine Air Force
Fiat factory in Córdoba, Argentina
Rosario-Córdoba Highway
Passenger train near Mar del Plata
Argentine provinces by population (2010)
Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires
Argentine beef as asado

It shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with Chile to the west, and is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.

Argentina is a federal state subdivided into twenty-three provinces, and one autonomous city, which is the federal capital and largest city of the nation, Buenos Aires.


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Cerro de Montevideo as seen from the city, in 1865.
17th century map of the Río de la Plata basin
"Monte Video from the Anchorage outside the Harbour" by Emeric Essex Vidal (1820). The earliest securely dated picture of the city.
Map of Montevideo during the Guerra Grande (1843–1851).
Plaza Independencia around 1900.
A street in Montevideo's Ciudad Vieja.
Map of Uruguay showing Montevideo on the Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil
Sunset in Montevideo.
Map of the barrios of Montevideo
Palacio Salvo
Pocitos is the most populous Montevideo neighborhood.
The Legislative Palace.
World Trade Center Montevideo
Telecommunication Tower.
Plaza de la Constitución in winter
Solís Theatre
Monumento La Carreta
Obelisk of Montevideo in the Parque Batlle
The Botanic Gardens of Parque Prado
Parque Rodó.
Fortaleza del Cerro
Punta Brava lighthouse.
Fishermen in Punta Carretas.
Playa de los Pocitos
Central Cemetery.
Palacio Municipal, headquarters of the Intendencia.
Solis Theatre in Montevideo
Painter shop in Montevideo
The poet Delmira Agustini.
The writer Eduardo Galeano.
Fountain in the entry of the Cabildo
Uruguayan officials conversing at a meeting at the Palacio Taranco, 6 November 2010
Museo Historico Nacional de Montevideo
Museo Torres García
Museo Naval de Montevideo
Montevideo Carnival: drummers
"Zonal queens"
Estadio Centenario
Rugby in Montevideo
Cathedral Interior
Punta Carretas Church
Montevideo's beach on the River Plate
Hotel Casino Carrasco
Libertador Avenue
TV reporter in Montevideo
Estación Central General Artigas.
View of the new railway station
Carrasco International Airport.
Buquebus high-speed ferries connect Montevideo to Argentina
Port of Montevideo
Kindergarten kids at a public school in Montevideo
A laundress girl in a school play in Montevideo

Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.

Between 1680 and 1683, Portugal founded the city of Colonia do Sacramento in the region across the bay from Buenos Aires.

Río de la Plata

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Estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River at Punta Gorda.

Estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River at Punta Gorda.

Río de la Plata in Argentina
Satellite image of the Paraná and Uruguay rivers emptying into the Río de la Plata. Due to the relatively calm surface of the estuary and the angle of the Sun relative to the satellite, the current of the river flowing out into the Atlantic is visible.
Discovery of the Río de la Plata by Juan Díaz de Solís. He would be attacked and killed by Charrúas later.
The city of Buenos Aires sits along the southern coast of the Río de la Plata.
The naval battle during the Argentine-Brazilian War, 1827

It forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay.

The name Río de la Plata is also used to refer to the populations along the estuary, especially the main port cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, where Ríoplatense Spanish is spoken and tango culture developed.

Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata

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The last to be organized and also the shortest-lived of the Viceroyalties of the Spanish Empire in the Americas.

The last to be organized and also the shortest-lived of the Viceroyalties of the Spanish Empire in the Americas.

Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata and de jure extension (light green)
Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata and de jure extension (light green)
Spanish and Portuguese empires in 1790.
Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata and de jure extension (light green)
Viceroyalty of the Río de La Plata administrative divisions

The Viceroyalty was established in 1776 from several former Viceroyalty of Perú dependencies that mainly extended over the Río de la Plata Basin, roughly the present-day territories of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay, extending inland from the Atlantic Coast.

Buenos Aires, located on the western shore of the Río de la Plata estuary flowing into the Atlantic Ocean, opposite the Portuguese outpost of Colonia del Sacramento, was chosen as the capital.

Above: William Beresford surrenders to Santiago de Liniers (1806)

British invasions of the River Plate

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Above: William Beresford surrenders to Santiago de Liniers (1806)
River Plate, 1806
Portrait of Don Santiago de Liniers. Naval Museum of Madrid.
Sir William Beresford, commander of the British troops.
Lieutenant-General John Whitelocke, commander of the British forces in the second invasion.

The British invasions of the River Plate were two unsuccessful British attempts to seize control of areas in the Spanish colony of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata that were located around the Río de la Plata in South America – in present-day Argentina and Uruguay.

A detachment from the British army occupied Buenos Aires for 46 days in 1806 before being expelled.

South America

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Continent entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

Continent entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

Map of South America showing physical, political, and population characteristics, as per 2018
A composite relief image of South America
Modern political map of South America
Los Roques Archipelago, Venezuela
Köppen-Geiger climate classification map for South America
Map of all tropical cyclone tracks from 1945 to 2006
The prehistoric Cueva de las Manos, or "Cave of the Hands", in Argentina
The Inca estate of Machu Picchu, Peru is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Woodcut depicting Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci's first voyage (1497-98) to the New World, from the first known published edition of Vespucci's 1504 letter to Piero Soderini.
The Inca–Spanish confrontation in the Battle of Cajamarca left thousands of natives dead.
The Portuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral landing in Brazil in 1500
Dutch colonial houses in Paramaribo, Suriname
A painting of the settlement of Pernambuco in colonial Brazil by Frans Post
A map of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the Americas in 1790
Public flogging of a slave in 19th-century Brazil.
The proclamation of the Independence of Brazil by Prince Pedro on 7 September 1822
The Guayaquil conference between José de San Martín and Simón Bolívar
Coronation of Pedro I as 1st Emperor of Brazil
Bernardo O'Higgins swears officially the independence of Chile.
The Thirty-Three Orientals proclaimed the independence of Cisplatine Province.
Battle of Fanfa, battle scene in Southern Brazil during the Ragamuffin War
Imperial Brazilian Navy and army troops during the Siege of Paysandú, 1865
The Uruguayan Army at the Battle of Sauce, 1866
The Imperial Brazilian Army during a procession in Paraguay, 1868
The Chilean Army in the battlefield of the Battle of Chorrillos, 1883
A German submarine under attack by Brazilian Air Force PBY Catalina, 31 July 1943
Argentine soldiers during the Falklands War
The Brazilian Minas Geraes class kindled an Argentine–Brazilian–Chilean naval arms race.
Presidents of UNASUR member states at the Second Brasília Summit on 23 May 2008.
Headquarters of the UNASUR in Quito, Ecuador
Scheme for geographic regions and subregions used by the United Nations Statistics Division.
South American flags
Satellite view of South America at night from NASA.
Official languages in South America
Las Lajas Sanctuary, Ipiales, Colombia.
Spanish-Venezuelan protesters in Madrid.
A Japanese-Brazilian Miko during a festival in Curitiba
Former president of Brazil Lula and members of the Italian Brazilian community during the Grape Festival at Caxias do Sul
Peruvian woman and her son
Launch at the Kourou Space Centre in French Guiana
Refinery of Brazilian state-owned Petrobras in Cochabamba, Bolivia
Chuquicamata is the largest open pit mine in the world, near the city of Calama in Chile.
KC-390 is the largest military transport aircraft produced in South America by the Brazilian company Embraer.
Vineyard in Luján de Cuyo, province of Mendoza, Argentina
Sugarcane plantation in São Paulo. In 2018, Brazil was the world's largest producer, with 746 million tonnes. South America produces half of the world's sugarcane.
Soy plantation in Mato Grosso. In 2020, Brazil was the world's largest producer, with 130 million tonnes. South America produces half of the world's soybeans.
Coffee in Minas Gerais. In 2018, Brazil was the world's largest producer, with 3.5 million tonnes. South America produces half of the world's coffee.
Orange in São Paulo. In 2018, Brazil was the world's largest producer, with 17 million tonnes. South America produces 25% of the world's orange.
Truck of a meat company in Brazil. South America produces 20% of the world's beef and chicken meat.
EMS, the largest Brazilian pharmaceutical industry
Braskem, the largest Brazilian chemical industry
Cerro Rico, Potosi, Bolivia, still a major silver mine
Amethyst mine in Ametista do Sul. South America is a major producer of gems such as amethyst, topaz, emerald, aquamarine and tourmaline
Iron mine in Minas Gerais. Brazil is the world's second largest iron ore exporter.
Bird (UOB Plaza, Singapore), sculpture of Colombian artist Fernando Botero
“Chromovegetal Maze” by Carlos Cruz Diez, in Caracas.
Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Panorama of the interior of the Maracanã stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Wind farm in the Paraguaná Peninsula, Venezuela
Wind power in Parnaíba.
Angra Nuclear Power Plant in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro
Pirapora Solar Complex, the largest in Brazil and Latin America with a capacity of 321 MW.
Rodovia dos Bandeirantes, Brazil
Ruta 9 / 14, in Zarate, Argentina
Rio–Niterói Bridge
Rio de Janeiro International Airport
Port of Itajaí, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Stretch of the Pan-American Highway in Argentina
General Rafael Urdaneta Bridge in Venezuela
The Port of Callao in Lima
The La Paz cable car system in Bolivia is home to both the longest and highest urban cable car network in the world
Grape plantation in Argentina. Argentina and Chile are among the 10 largest grape and wine producers in the world and Brazil among the 20 largest.
Maize in Dourados. Brazil and Argentina are among the 5 largest world producers
Salmon farming in Chile. One third of all salmon sold in the world comes from the country.
Neugebauer Chocolate Factory in Arroio do Meio. South America specializes in food processing
Steel-maker CSN, in Volta Redonda. Brazil is one of the 10 largest steel producers in the world, and Argentina is one of the 30 largest
Klabin industrial complex, in Ortigueira. Brazil is the second largest pulp producer and the eighth largest paper producer in the world
Portico of the Democrata men's shoe factory, in Franca. Brazil is the fourth largest shoe manufacturer in the world.
Hering, in Santa Catarina, Brazil. The country has one of the 5 largest textile industries in the world
Mercedes-Benz plant in São Paulo. Brazil is among the 10 largest vehicle manufacturers in the world and Argentina among the 30 largest.
Copper mine in Chile. Latin America produces more than half of the world's copper
Colombian emerald. The country is the largest producer of emeralds in the world, and Brazil is one of the largest producers
Copacabana Palace, the best hotel in South America, in Rio de Janeiro. Tourism brings important currencies to the continent.
Honey production in Argentina. The country is the third largest producer of honey in the world.
Sunflower plantation in Argentina. The country is the world's third largest producer of sunflower seed.
Chilean cherries. Chile is one of the top 5 producers of sweet cherries in the world.
Chilean kiwi. The country is one of the 10 largest kiwi producers in the world.
Palm plantation in Magdalena. Colombia is one of the top 5 palm oil producers in the world.
Pineapple in Brazil. The country is the 3rd largest producer in the world. South America produces close to 20% of the world's pineapple.
Oil refinery in Amuay. Venezuela is one of the largest oil producers in the world.

The continent generally includes twelve sovereign states: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela; two dependent territories: the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands; and one internal territory: French Guiana.

Rather, he was making a political statement in opposition to the monarchist and centralist ideas that back then permeated Buenos Aires politics.

Tango dancers in Montevideo


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Tango dancers in Montevideo
El Tango by uruguayan painter Pedro Figari
Tango postcard, c. 1919
Choreographed stage tango in Buenos Aires
World tango dance tournament in Buenos Aires
Tango rhythm
Tango Porteño
Ballroom tango illustration, 1914
Arja Koriseva at the 2004 Tangomarkkinat in Seinäjoki, Finland
Casual Argentine tango dancing outdoors
Carlos Gardel

Tango is a partner dance and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the Río de la Plata, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay.

The dance originated in lower-class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

Punta del Este

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Chiverta Ave. from Playa Brava (Rough Sea Beach) to Playa Mansa (back). Gorriti Island.
Playa El Emir.
Manantiales Beach at the sunset
The fingers of Punta del Este.
Lighthouse of Punta del Este
Sea lions on Isla de Lobos (Isle of Wolves)
Capitán de Corbeta Carlos A. Curbelo International Airport.
The 2014 Punta del Este ePrix was the first race of the Formula E history in the Americas.

Punta del Este is a city and seaside resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of southeastern Uruguay.

Punta del Este can be reached from Buenos Aires by ferryboat to Montevideo (the capital city), 140 km from Punta del Este, and then by car or bus.

Colonia del Sacramento

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The Portuguese established Colónia do Sacramento in 1680.
The Portuguese led attack on Nova Colonia, 6 January 1763
Map of the Old City in ceramic tiles
View of the historic district from the top of the lighthouse
Portón de Campo, the City Gate
Lighthouse at Colonia del Sacramento
Calle San Pedro, a typical street in the historic district
The 1866 Wharf of Colonia
The water front
Old car parked on Calle Real in the historic district
Night at the historic quarter district - "Misiones de los Tapes" Street
The Buquebus seen from the Paseo San Gabriel
Restaurant on a corner
Wall art in Colonia del Sacramento
Remains of Portuguese Azulejo
Another view of the City Gate

Colonia del Sacramento (Colónia do Sacramento) is a city in southwestern Uruguay, by the Río de la Plata, facing Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Humid subtropical climate in Li River, China.

Humid subtropical climate

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Zone of climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cool to mild winters.

Zone of climate characterized by hot and humid summers, and cool to mild winters.

Humid subtropical climate in Li River, China.
Warm temperate with hot summer climate zones of the world according to a modified Köppen climate classification that uses a threshold of 0 °C for the coldest month.

The climate extends over a few states of southern Brazil, including Paraná, into sections of Paraguay, all of Uruguay and central Argentina (Pampas region).

Major cities such as São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Porto Alegre and Montevideo, have a humid subtropical climate, generally in the form of hot and humid summers, and mild to cool winters.