Montevideo

What is Montevideo known for?


paintings drawings

About.com:Gosouthamerica The museum was established by Manolita Piña Torres, the widow of Torres Garcia, after his death in 1949. She also set up the García Torres Foundation, a private non-profit organization that organizes the paintings, drawings, original writings, archives, objects and furniture designed by the painter as well as the photographs, magazines and publications related to him.


design history

. Interestingly, ''Utah'' and her sister ship never received the more modern "tripod" masts fitted to other classes. U.S. Battleships, an illustrated design history by Norman Friedman, ISBN 0-87021-715-1 Chapter 10 A submerged shoal, the Barra del Indio, acts as a barrier, dividing the Río de la Plata into an inner freshwater riverine area and an outer brackish estuarine area.


impressive number

usaweb paginas 55-00EN.shtml Lone U.S. Marine in British Cemetery honoured on U.S. Marine Corps birthday Culture Montevideo has a very rich architectural heritage and an impressive number of writers, artists, and musicians. Uruguayan tango is a unique form of dance that originated in the neighbourhoods of Montevideo towards the end of the 1800s. Tango (Tango music), candombe and murga are the three main styles of music in this city. The city is also the centre


biography including

of arms and a powder store, though in his claim against the US Government for compensation (rejected by the US Government of President Cleveland in 1885) Vernet (Luis Vernet#Vernet's role in the dispute over the Falkland Islands) stated that the settlement was destroyed.


important musical

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carrying oil

). He was posted to Paris in 1994. Uruguay *Montevideo: 18 de Julio Avenue, Avda. Italia, Avda. Alfredo Arocena, Avda. Dr. Luis Alberto de Herrera, Peatonal Sarandí *Salto (Salto, Uruguay): Calle Uruguay Service history Assigned to the Atlantic Fleet (United States Atlantic Fleet), the new fleet oiler spent the next two and a half years steaming the Atlantic seaways carrying oil for Allied ships from Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador Argentia


Graf

(completed 1930). During World War II, a famous incident involving the German pocket battleship ''Admiral Graf Spee'' (German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee) took place in Punta del Este, from Montevideo. After the Battle of the River Plate with the Royal Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy on 13 December 1939, the ''Graf Spee'' retreated to Montevideo's port, which was considered neutral at the time. To avoid risking

the crew in what he thought would be a losing battle, Captain Hans Langsdorff scuttled the ship on 17 December. Langsdorff committed suicide two days later. to protect the feelings of those still sensitive

to Nazi Germany, the swastika on the figurehead was covered as it was pulled from the water. File:Old Town, Montevideo street.jpg thumb left An old colonial feel to a street


publications related

About.com:Gosouthamerica The museum was established by Manolita Piña Torres, the widow of Torres Garcia, after his death in 1949. She also set up the García Torres Foundation, a private non-profit organization that organizes the paintings, drawings, original writings, archives, objects and furniture designed by the painter as well as the photographs, magazines and publications related to him.


huge social

language spanish During the early 20th century, Uruguay saw huge social changes with repercussions primarily in urban areas. Among these changes were the right of divorce (1907) and women's right to vote (women's suffrage). WikiPedia:Montevideo Dmoz:Regional South America Uruguay Localities Montevideo commons:Montevideo


popular books

''L'Australia attuale'' (published in 1910), translated in English in 1999 as ''Western Australia As It Is Today'' (ISBN 1875560971). Later he was the Italian Consul General of Chicago from 18 May 1922 until 1 June 1928 when he was promoted to the rank of Minister plenipotentiary by Benito Mussolini. Júlio César's most popular books, including ''The Man Who Counted'', are collections of mathematical problems, puzzles, and curiosities, embedded in tales inspired by the Arabian Nights. He thoroughly researched his subject matters — not only the mathematics, but also the history, geography, and culture of the Islamic Empire (Caliphate) which was the backdrop and connecting thread of his books. Yet Júlio César's travels outside Brazil were limited to short visits to Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Lisbon: he never set foot in the deserts and cities which he so vividly described in his book. History The city was founded in 1783 as Villa de la Concepcion de las Minas, when a number of families from the Asturias and Galicia (Galicia (Spain)) regions of Spain settled in the area following a frustrated attempt to populate Patagonia. The idea of a city in the area was first raised in 1753 by Jose Joaquin de Viana, the governor of Montevideo, who wanted to create a population centre in "the zones of the mines". He commissioned Rafael Perez Del Puerto to design the layout of the city, the basis of which remains in place today. '''Paysandú''' is the capital of Paysandú Department in western Uruguay. The city is located on the banks of Uruguay River, which forms the border with Argentina. It lies WikiPedia:Montevideo Dmoz:Regional South America Uruguay Localities Montevideo commons:Montevideo

Montevideo

'''Montevideo''' ( . The southernmost capital city in the Americas, Montevideo is situated in the southern coast of the country, on the northeastern bank of the Río de la Plata. The city was established in 1724 by a Spanish (Bruno Mauricio de Zabala) soldier, as a strategic move amidst the Spanish (Spanish people)-Portuguese (Portuguese people) dispute over the platine region (La Plata Basin); and it was also under brief British rule in 1807 (British invasions of the Río de la Plata).

Montevideo hosted all the matches during the first FIFA World Cup (1930 FIFA World Cup). Montevideo is the seat of the administrative headquarters of Mercosur and ALADI, South America’s and Latin America’s leading trading blocs.

Mercer has ranked Montevideo the top Latin American city since 2006 onwards (2014) on its quality of life rankings (Mercer Quality of Living Survey#Top cities by region). http: globalizacion.org opinion GainzaIndiceCalidadVida2006.htm http: historico.elpais.com.uy 07 04 03 pciuda_273081.asp http: www.fastcoexist.com 3022533 the-8-smartest-cities-in-latin-america http: www.mercer.com press-releases quality-of-living-report-2014 , it had a GDP of $33 billion, with a per capita (GDP per capita) of $21,000; making Montevideo the 19th most economically powerful city in the continent (Latin America) and 9th highest income earner among major cities (List of Latin American cities by population). For 2025 the projections are $61 billion and $33,000; respectively. http: www.mckinsey.com tools Wrappers Wrapper.aspx?sid C84CB74F-A3B1-47B1-8265-6252F6D85B68 &pid 4F5BEDB1-6C1F-4243-A052-83ADBABE82DF

It is classified as a Beta World City (Global City), ranking seventh in Latin America and 73rd in the world. It is the hub of commerce and higher education in Uruguay as well as its chief port. The city is also the financial and cultural hub of a larger metropolitan area, with a population of around 2 million.

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