Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Montevideo

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MONTEVIDEO (mōn-tā-vē-thā'ō), capital of Uruguay, on a small peninsula on the N. coast of the estuary of the La Plata, 130 miles E. S. E. of Buenos Ayres. It is one of the best built towns in South America. The chief exports are wool, hides, tallow, dried beef, and extracts of flesh. Montevideo sends out above half the whole exports of Uruguay, and receives all but a small fraction of the imports. Pop. (1918) 378,993.