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Monte Video


Old town in Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. T...

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As it states it is not related to any type of video. Monte Video is the port city of Uruguay and it was the country capital as well.Between 1680 and 1683, Portugal founded the city of Colonia do Sacramento in the region across the bay from Buenos Aires.

The city hosted all 1st FIFA World Cup matches in 1930. Montevideo has a rich architectural and cultural heritage, the latter including tango and candombe. According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, in 2007 Montevideo provided the highest quality of life in Latin America.

Described as a “vibrant, eclectic place with a rich cultural life”, it is the hub of commerce and higher education in Uruguay: its first university, the Universidad de la República, was founded in 1849.[

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