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 (mŏn′tə-vĭ-dā′ō, -vĭd′ē-ō′, mōn′tĕ-vē-dĕ′ō)
The capital and largest city of Uruguay, in the southern part of the country on the Río de la Plata estuary. Founded by the Spanish c. 1726 on the site of a captured Portuguese fort, it became the capital after Uruguay became a fully independent country in 1828.


(ˌmɒntɪvɪˈdeɪəʊ; Spanish mɔnteβiˈðeo)
(Placename) the capital and chief port of Uruguay, in the south on the Río de la Plata estuary: the largest city in the country: University of the Republic (1849); resort. Pop: 1 378 707 (1996)


(ˌmɒn tə vɪˈdeɪ oʊ, -ˈvɪd iˌoʊ)

the capital of Uruguay. 1,309,100.
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Noun1.Montevideo - the capital and largest city of UruguayMontevideo - the capital and largest city of Uruguay; a cosmopolitan city and one of the busiest ports in South America
Uruguay - a South American republic on the southeast coast of South America; achieved independence from Brazil in 1825
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