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Flag of UruguayThe Republic of Uruguay is in southern South America. It is bordered by Argentina, Brazil and the South Atlantic Ocean. Montevideo is the capital city and a major port. Salto is Uruguay’s second largest city. The terrain consists of coastal lowland, rolling plains and low hills. Rivers include the Rio Uruguay and the Rio Negro.

The climate of Uruguay is warm and temperate.

Environment
National Parks in Uruguay are the National Park of Santa Teresa and the National Park of San Miguel.

Marshlands in the east of Uruguay are a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Water birds such as the black-necked swan, heron, ibis, flamingo and stork can be found in Uruguay.

Architecture
Although a modern city, a number of buildings in the Spanish Colonial style can be seen in Montevideo. These include examples of architecture from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Founded over forty-five years before Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento was an early Portuguese settlement on the Rio de la Plata. The Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento became a World Heritage site in 1995.

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