Montevideo

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Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.wikipedia
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Uruguay

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Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.
Uruguay is home to an estimated million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo.

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Montevideo is the capital and largest city of Uruguay.

Gay-friendly

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In 2014, it was also regarded as the fifth most gay-friendly metropolis in the world and the first in Latin America.
Cities that are known worldwide as being gay-friendly include New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Miami, São Paulo, Montevideo, San Francisco, Seattle, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro, Melbourne, Madrid, Paris, Puerto Vallarta, Chicago, Perth, Brighton, Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Manchester, Montería, London, Copenhagen, Cologne and Berlin, amongst others.

1930 FIFA World Cup

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Montevideo hosted every match during the first FIFA World Cup, in 1930.
All matches were played in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo, the majority at the Estadio Centenario, which was built for the tournament.

Río de la Plata

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The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is situated on the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata.
It forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay, with the major ports and capital cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo on its western and northern shores, respectively.

José Gervasio Artigas

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During that year and the next, Uruguayan revolutionary José Gervasio Artigas united with others from Buenos Aires against Spain.
Artigas was born in Montevideo on June 19, 1764.

Buenos Aires

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Between 1680 and 1683, Portugal founded the city of Colonia do Sacramento in the region across the bay from Buenos Aires.
In 1806 the British successfully invaded Buenos Aires, but an army from Montevideo led by Santiago de Liniers defeated them.

Ciudad Vieja, Montevideo

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Until the end of the 18th century, Montevideo remained a fortified area, today known as Ciudad Vieja.
Ciudad Vieja (, Old City) is the name of the oldest part of the city of Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay.

Bay of Montevideo

Montevideo Bay
All agree that "Monte" refers to the Cerro de Montevideo, the hill situated across the Bay of Montevideo, but there is disagreement about the etymological origin of the "video" part.
The Bay of Montevideo (Bahía de Montevideo) is the bay around the city of Montevideo, Uruguay in the Rio de la Plata.

Latin America

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Montevideo is the seat of the administrative headquarters of Mercosur and ALADI, Latin America’s leading trade blocs, a position that entailed comparisons to the role of Brussels in Europe. In 2018, it was classified as a beta global city ranking eighth in Latin America and 84th in the world.
They failed to reach Montevideo but succeeded in establishing an alliance with the locals.

Battle of Montevideo (1807)

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On 3 February 1807, British troops under the command of General Samuel Auchmuty and Admiral Charles Stirling occupied the city during the Battle of Montevideo (1807), but it was recaptured by the Spanish in the same year on 2 September when John Whitelocke was forced to surrender to troops formed by forces of the Banda Oriental—roughly the same area as modern Uruguay—and of Buenos Aires.
The Battle of Montevideo was a battle between the British and Spanish Empires during the Napoleonic Wars, in which British forces captured the city of Montevideo.

Francisco Javier de Elío

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After this conflict, the governor of Montevideo Francisco Javier de Elío opposed the new viceroy Santiago de Liniers, and created a government Junta when the Peninsular War started in Spain, in defiance of Liniers.
Francisco Javier de Elío (Pamplona, 1767 – Valencia, 1822), was a Spanish soldier, governor of Montevideo and the last Viceroy of the Río de la Plata.

British invasions of the River Plate

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It was also under brief British rule in 1807.
To deter Portuguese expansion, the Spanish founded Montevideo in 1726, and Colonia was finally ceded to Spain under the Treaty of San Ildefonso in 1777, one year after the creation of the Spanish Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, the forerunner of modern Argentina.

Cordón

By Decree, in December 1861 the areas of Aguada and Cordón were incorporated to the growing Ciudad Nueva (New City).
Cordón is a central barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay, located directly East of the Centro.

Unión, Montevideo

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In 1853 a stagecoach bus line was established joining Montevideo with the newly formed settlement of Unión and the first natural gas street lights were inaugurated.
Unión is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Aguada, Montevideo

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By Decree, in December 1861 the areas of Aguada and Cordón were incorporated to the growing Ciudad Nueva (New City).
Aguada is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Siege of Montevideo (1811)

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In 1811, the forces deployed by the Junta Grande of Buenos Aires and the gaucho forces led by Artigas started a siege of Montevideo, which had refused to obey the directives of the new authorities of the May Revolution.
The First Siege of Montevideo (Primer Sitio de Montevideo) took place between May and October 1811, when the troops of the United Provinces of the River Plate unsuccessfully besieged the city of Montevideo, still held by Spanish loyalists.

Bella Vista, Montevideo

Bella Vista
In 1869, the first railway line of the company Ferrocarril Central del Uruguay was inaugurated connecting Bella Vista with the town of Las Piedras.
Bella Vista is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay and part of the Capurro / Bella Vista composite barrio, with Artigas Boulevard separating the two.

Prado, Montevideo

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In that decade the city expanded quickly: new neighbourhoods were created and many separate settlements were annexed to the city, among which were the Villa del Cerro, Pocitos, the Prado and Villa Colón.
Prado is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) and a major public park in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Estadio Centenario

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During the 1920s, the equestrian statue of Artigas was installed in Plaza Independencia; the Palacio Legislativo was built; the Spanish Plus Ultra flying boat arrived (the first airplane to fly from Spain to Latin America, 1926); prominent politician and former president José Batlle y Ordóñez died (1929); and ground was broken (1929) for the Estadio Centenario (completed 1930).
Estadio Centenario is a stadium in the Parque Batlle neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay, used primarily for football.

Capurro

In 1868, the horse-drawn tram company Compañía de Tranvías al Paso del Molino y Cerro created the first lines connecting Montevideo with Unión, the beach resort of Capurro and the industrialized and economically independent Villa del Cerro, at the time called Cosmopolis.
Capurro is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay, and part of the Capurro–Bella Vista composite barrio, with Artigas Boulevard separating the two.

Villa del Cerro

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In that decade the city expanded quickly: new neighbourhoods were created and many separate settlements were annexed to the city, among which were the Villa del Cerro, Pocitos, the Prado and Villa Colón. In 1868, the horse-drawn tram company Compañía de Tranvías al Paso del Molino y Cerro created the first lines connecting Montevideo with Unión, the beach resort of Capurro and the industrialized and economically independent Villa del Cerro, at the time called Cosmopolis.
Villa del Cerro is a barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Palacio Legislativo (Uruguay)

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During the 1920s, the equestrian statue of Artigas was installed in Plaza Independencia; the Palacio Legislativo was built; the Spanish Plus Ultra flying boat arrived (the first airplane to fly from Spain to Latin America, 1926); prominent politician and former president José Batlle y Ordóñez died (1929); and ground was broken (1929) for the Estadio Centenario (completed 1930).
The Legislative Palace (Palacio Legislativo) in Montevideo, Uruguay, is the site where the Uruguayan parliament meets.

Globalization and World Cities Research Network

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In 2018, it was classified as a beta global city ranking eighth in Latin America and 84th in the world.

Colón Sudeste

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In that decade the city expanded quickly: new neighbourhoods were created and many separate settlements were annexed to the city, among which were the Villa del Cerro, Pocitos, the Prado and Villa Colón. During the same year and the next, the neighbourhoods Colón, Nuevo París and La Comercial were founded.
Colón Sudeste–Abayubá is a composite barrio (neighbourhood or district) of Montevideo, Uruguay.