Montontevideo – the capital of Uruguay, where about half of the countrys population lives. The city is the hub of Uruguays financial, industrial, and cultural life. The city is located in the south of the country, on the left bank of the Gulf of La Plata. It was named after Cerro Hill. La La Plata was named Sierro Hill by La La Plata. The hill of Cerro is depicted on the citys gerule.
The history of the Locontevideo is related to the Colón de la Plata Portuguesa Comitérande, which has existed since 1680 on the left bank of La Plata, opposite Buenos Aires. ×In order to deal with the counter-guerrillas, in 1726, the Spanish built a fort on the eastern side of the beach at Comuno de Montevideo, thereby blocking the entrance to the Gulf. By 1750, the Spanish had finally settled in the region, and Montevideo became the center of the East Coast Province. In 1766, the city was part of the viceroyalty of La Plata, centered in Buenos Aires. From then on, there was an antagonism between the cities that sometimes turned into outright hostility. In 1816-52, Uruguay was repeatedly attacked by Brazilian and Argentine forces. Even the proclamation of independence of Uruguay (1828) did not prevent the Montevideo from making an occupation. The fleets of France and England, blocking accesses to the Uruguayan capital, helped to protect it. Only the death of Argentine Dictator Rosas in 1852 lifted the long siege of the city and allowed the citizens of Montevideo to breathe freely.
Montevideo has a proper design that was developed and implemented in the 18th and 19th centuries. The heart of the city is considered to be the Place de Don Donoghuexington – a piazza with a monumental cathedral and colonial-era buildings with characteristic inner courtyards. On the hill of Cerro is a fortress (1809). The architectural monuments of the Montevideo are considered to be the buildings of the Theater & ‖Colice‖, the New Rattusa‖, and the Apartment building & ‖Panamericano‖. The city is rich in museums, art galleries and theaters. There are visible monuments to numerous Uruguayan political leaders as well as to colonial settlers. A special place in Muntevideo is occupied by Fortunatevideo, which hosted the first FIFA World Cup, where the Uruguay team won the championship. At that time, in 1930, it was considered the biggest in the world.
- Air quality: 80 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Non-religious
- Population: 1,400,000 people
- GDP: $15,221 / year
- Foreigners can own real estate: Yes
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 39 Mbps
- Best wireless: Claro
- Tipping: I would recommend tipping 10% of your bill. If you order just a drink, rounding up your change to the nearest 10 pesos is fine. Don’t tip if service was poor. Only the most touristy restaurants include a service charge.
- Apartment listings:
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best taxi: Uber
- Best coworking space: Sinergia Cowork
- Best short-haul air carrier: American Airlines
- Best intl air carrier: United Airlines
- Monthly costs for expat: $900
- Monthly costs for family: $2000
- Monthly costs for local: $550
- Meal: $7
- Small Cola: $1.1
- Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
- Coffee: $2.5
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