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    Montevideo (state)
     

    General Information about Montevideo (state)

     

    Montevideo State is located int he south of Uruguay. At north it borders on Canelones state and at south on River Plate.

    It is the smallest of the states with 530 suqare metres of surface, but it is the most populated one (almost the 40%). 

    Montevideo Hill is its highest peak with 131 metres height. 

     

    The rural area of Montevideo covers more than the 60% of the state territory, 1,360 producers develop their activities there, 5,000 people work here and 60,000 live here. 

    With less than a thousandth part of productive surface of the country, it is estimated that it contributes more than the 3% of the agricultural GDP of the country.  

    More than a half of the consumption of national vegetables come from the rural area of Montevideo. 

     

    But the importance of Rural Monteviodeo goes beyond the pruduction and occupation of rural workers and their families. It is a green area located in the metropolitan area, playing a vital role from the point of view of environment and recreation, whicle lodging a population with self cultural values and lifestyles. 

     

    It is a place with environmetal and ecological values like the wetlands of Santa Lucía River and Carrasco, as well as the west coast with the River Plate. This fact goes beyond state limits and forms a peculiar attribute of the rural areas of the metropolitan region.

    Source: Montevideo City Council

     

    USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS OF MONTEVIDEO

    Touristic Information

     

    Port Market

    Pérez Castellano and Piedras 

    (02) 916 1513

     

    Municipal Esplanade

    18 de Julio Av. and Ejido

    (02) 950 1830

     

    Montevideo Port

    25 de Agosto de 1825 Boulevard and Yacaré

    (02) 1885 111 

     

    Carrasco International Airport

    Carrasco Avenue and de las Américas Avenue

    (02) 604 0386

     

    Touristic Police

    Colonia 1021

    0800 8226

     

    Ambulances 105

    Food Poisoning 1722


    Fire Brigade 104


    Police 

    Police Headquareters 1909

    Patrols 109


    Foot Police National Management 
    National Emergency 108

    Head Office 1954


    Coast Guard 
    Sea Control (02) 916 0842

    Trouville (02) 710 3259
    (02) 710 0845

    Montevideo Port Coast Guard 106

    National Coast Guard Assistanship (02) 915 5500
    intern 632/633
    (02) 916 2666

    ADES (Sea and River Salvage) Radio Warning Emergency (02) 402 0012
    Code 7300

    Base N° 1 - Diving Port (02) 622 1253

    Colonia Port Migrations (052) 23271


    National Army 
    Coordination Centre of Search and Rescue in the Sea 1701


    Air Force 
    Carrasco Coordination Centre of Rescue 1702


     

     



     

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