Montevideo is the capital and the city with the largest population of “Republica Oriental del Uruguay”. It is also the headquarters of Mercosur. The final results of Census have estimated a population of 1,319,108.
It is located in the southern zone of the country, being the southernmost capital of America. It borders on the West by the department of San Jose and North and East with Canelones.
To the South has coasts on the Río de la Plata (River Plate), where there are located the bay of Montevideo and the main port of the region. Montevideo is the eighth most visited city in Latin America. It has been qualified as the city with the best quality of life in the region from 2006 to the present.