Colonia del Sacramento


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Colonia del Sacramento

(kōlō`nyä thĕl säk'rämān`tō), city (1996 pop. 21,744), capital of Colonia dept., S Uruguay, on the Río de la Plata. It is a resort city, a port, and the trade center for a rich agricultural region. The city, founded by the Portuguese in 1680, was bitterly contested before being ultimately secured by the Spanish. Colonia has many fine examples of colonial architecture.
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay Colonia overlooks the River Plate, which separates Uruguay and Argentina.
Project Details: UNOPS is providing technical assistance through infrastructure implementation and project management services to the Government of Uruguay s State Health Services Administration (AdministraciEn de Servicios de Salud del Estado/ASSE) for the construction of a new hospital in Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department in south-western Uruguay.
On February 10, 1763, as a result of the Paris Treaty, Spain returned the nearby mainland town of Colonia del Sacramento to Portugal, but it did not return the island.
Later during the siege of Montevideo on July 7, 1813, thirteen soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Jose Caparroz of the Dragones de la Patria (a mounted infantry of the independence movement) launched a surprise attack on the Spanish garrison on Martin Garcia and succeeded in dispersing the soldiers there Spanish Navy Captain Jacinto de Romarate came back in November, however, and took control of the island in order to use it as a base for attacking the town of Colonia del Sacramento.
WATER SIGHT: the stunning Iguazu Falls, (below, left to right) Casa Rosada in the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, street tango dancers and Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
After five hectic days we crossed over the River Plate for a three day visit to Montevideo and the far more impressive Uruguayan historical town of Colonia del Sacramento, which the Spanish and Portuguese fought many battles over when they weren't trying to repel the marauding English.
Iguazu Falls, street tango dancers in Buneos Aires (inset top), Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay (right) and Casa Rosada, in the Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires
Radisson Hotels in Latin America are operating in Belize City, Belize; La Paz, Bolivia; Sao Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil; Antofagasta, Concon, Iquique and Santiago (2), Chile; Bogota and Cali, Colombia; San Jose, Costa Rica; Quito, Ecuador; San Salvador, El Salvador; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Colon and Panama City, Panama; Colonia Del Sacramento and Montevideo, Uruguay; and Caracas, Venezuela.
Few places in the Americas offer such a distinct sense of the pastas the Uruguayan town of Colonia del Sacramento.
Within months, Colonia del Sacramento was officially founded, giving the Portuguese increased control over shipping into and out of the interior and allowing them easier access than their land routes through the endless forests.
ON THE IMAGINARY LINE of the 34th parallel south of the equator, at 65 degrees longitude, rests the city of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.
Livestock was only one of the factors that led the Portuguese to found Colonia del Sacramento.