Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay
Inhabitants: 1,660,000 (World Rank 263)
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Montevideo (IPA: [monteβi'ðeo]) is the largest city, the capital and chief port of Uruguay. Montevideo is the primate city in Uruguay, the only city in the country with a population over 1,000,000. Montevideo has a privileged harbor, one of the most important in the Americas. Also, it has beautiful beaches, like Pocitos, Buceo, Malvín, Playa de los Ingleses, Playa Verde, Punta Gorda and Carrasco. Many monuments and museums are found in the city, as well as historic buildings and squares. The city's mayor is Ricardo Ehrlich. According to Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Montevideo is the Latin American city with the highest quality of life (followed closely by Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile).. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montevideo.