Fray Bentos


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Fray Bentos

(frī`bān`tōs), city (1996 pop. 22,577), capital of Río Negro dept., SW Uruguay, a port on the Uruguay River. It was founded in 1859 as Independencia and renamed for an 18th-century religious hermit of the region. Meatpacking is the chief industry, and frozen and canned meats, hides, and wool are exported. Since the construction (1969) of the Puerto Urzué bridge, Fray Bentos has emerged as an important conduit of trade between Uruguay and Argentina.

Fray Bentos

a port in W Uruguay, on the River Uruguay: noted for meat-packing. Pop.: 21 400 (1995 est.)
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The port of Montevideo, on the Rio de la Plata, along with those at Nueva Palmira and Fray Bentos on Uruguay's coast, create the green belt of the Parana--Uruguay Waterway and serve as the entrance and exit points not only for Uruguayan products, but also those from other countries in the region.