Articles in Uruguay ( 190 )

190 Articles of interest in Uruguay

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  • German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee

    Admiral Graf Spee was a Deutschland-class heavy cruiser (originally termed Panzerschiff or armoured ship, sometimes referred to as "pocket battleship") which served with the Kriegsmarine of Nazi Germany during World War II. The vessel was named afte…

  • Río de la Plata

    The Río de la Plata (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈri.o ðe la ˈplata], River of Silver) — rendered River Plate in British English and the Commonwealth, and occasionally rendered [La] Plata River in other English-speaking countries — is the estuary formed…

  • Punta del Este

    Punta del Este (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpunta ðel ˈeste]) is a city and resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Maldonado Department of southeastern Uruguay. Although the city has a year-round population of about 9,280, the summer tourist boom adds to …

  • Salto, Uruguay

    Salto is the capital city of the Salto Department in northwestern Uruguay. As of the 2011 census it had a population of 104,028 and is the second most populated city in Uruguay.

  • Geography of Uruguay

    Uruguay is a country in Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil. It is located in the Southern Hemisphere on the Atlantic seaboard of South America between 53 and 58 west longitude and 30 and 35 south…

  • Estadio Centenario

    Estadio Centenario is a stadium in the Parque Batlle neighborhood of Montevideo, Uruguay, used primarily for football. The stadium was built between 1929 and 1930 to host the 1930 FIFA World Cup, as well as to commemorate the centennial of Uruguay's…

  • 1995 Copa América

    The 1995 Copa América football tournament was staged in Uruguay. It was won by Uruguay, who beat Brazil 5–3 in the penalty shootout after a 1–1 draw in the final.

  • Casapueblo

    Casapueblo is a hotel located in Punta Ballena, 13 km away from Punta del Este, Uruguay. It was built by the Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró originally as a summer house and workshop, but now includes a museum, an art gallery, a café and a hotel…

  • Rivera

    Rivera is the capital of Rivera Department of Uruguay. The border with Brazil joins it with the Brazilian city of Santana do Livramento, which is only a street away from it. Together, they form an urban area of around 200,000 inhabitants.

  • Mano de Punta del Este

    La Mano (The Hand) is a sculpture in Punta del Este by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal. It depicts five human fingers partially emerging from sand and is located on Parada 1 at Brava Beach in Punta del Este, a popular resort town in Uruguay. It is …

  • Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 2553

    Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 2553, better known as Austral 2553, was a domestic scheduled Posadas–Buenos Aires service operated with a McDonnell Douglas DC-9-32 that crashed on the lands of Estancia Magallanes, Nuevo Berlín, 32 kilometres (20 mi) aw…

  • University of the Republic (Uruguay)

    The University of the Republic (Spanish: Universidad de la República, sometimes UdelaR) is Uruguay's public university. It is the most important, oldest, and largest university of the country, with a student body of 108,886 students (2012). It was f…

  • Estadio Gran Parque Central

    The Estadio Gran Parque Central, usually just Parque Central, is the stadium of Club Nacional de Football. It is located in Montevideo, Uruguay, near Nacional headquarters (exactly between the streets Carlos Anaya, Jaime Cibils, General Urquiza and …

  • Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay

    The House of Representatives (Cámara de Representantes) is the lower house of the General Assembly of Uruguay (Asamblea General). The Chamber has 99 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation with at least two members per d…

  • Palacio Salvo

    Palacio Salvo (English: Salvo Palace) is a building in Montevideo, Uruguay, located at the intersection of 18 de Julio Avenue and Plaza Independencia. It was designed by the architect Mario Palanti, an Italian immigrant living in Buenos Aires, who u…

  • Maldonado Department

    The Maldonado Department (Spanish: Departamento de Maldonado), with an area of 4,793 km2 (1,851 sq mi) and 190,500 inhabitants, is located to the southeast of Uruguay.

  • Solís Theatre

    Solis Theatre (Spanish: Teatro Solís) is Uruguay's oldest theatre. It was built in 1856 and is currently owned by the city of Montevideo.

  • Canelones Department

    The Canelones Department (Spanish: Departamento de Canelones), with an area of 4,536 km2 (1,751 sq mi) and 518,154 inhabitants, is located to the south of Uruguay.

  • Punta del Diablo

    Punta del Diablo is a village and seaside locality in Uruguay, Rocha Department, 298 kilometres (185 mi) east from the capital Montevideo. According to the 2004 census, its permanent population consisted of 389 inhabitants, mostly fishermen and arti…

  • Montevideo Department

    Montevideo is a department (departamento) of Uruguay. It is by far the smallest one in area but the most populated as well. It contains the city of Montevideo, capital of Uruguay.

  • Piriápolis

    Piriápolis is a city in the Maldonado Department of Uruguay. It is an important summer resort in the country, predating the larger and better known resort town of Punta del Este.

  • Artigas Department

    Artigas Department (Spanish: Departamento de Artigas, Spanish pronunciation: [arˈtiɣas]) is the northernmost department of Uruguay, located in its northwestern region. Its capital is the city of Artigas, which borders on the Brazilian city of Quaraí…