It is located in South America between parallels 30º and 35° south latitud and meridians 53° and 58° west longitud. It is situated in the mild area of the South Hemisphere.
At north and northeast it borders on Brazil, at west it borders on Argentina through the Uruguay River, at south on River Plate and at east on the Atlantic Ocean. It has a privileged, strategical location in South Amercia that essentially favours its regional integration.
Physical Features It is characterized by its softly undulate ground that neither has high mountains nor long plains. The "peneplain" domains the area and allows a complete tour without many obstacles. Hills and montanious regions stress and embellish the lanscape, Cerro Catedral being the highest peak of the nation with 513,7 metres; following the Animas Hill with 501 metres located in the mountain range of the same name. The river network is dense. Big rivers that belong to the Atlantic runoff travel across the territory. Among them we can distinguish four basins: one of the River Plate, another of Uruguay river, another of Merín tounge and the last one of Negro river.