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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El mismo presenta un objetivo puntual: la aclamacion del virrey Don Pedro de Cevallos por su victoria frente a los portugueses por la Colonia del Sacramento.
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay Colonia overlooks the River Plate, which separates Uruguay and Argentina.
From Barrio Sur to World Heritage: Patrimonialization of the Historic District of Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)
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.
La de la entrada, pasandose de manos, instruye: Aqui vivio el escritor uruguayo Mario Levrero 23/01/1940-30/08/2004, Colonia del Sacramento.
Despite this, various rabbis and tourists recently visiting the town of Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay have pointed to a mikveh dating back as far as the early 1700s as proof of an old Jewish community there.
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.
La importancia de la fundacion de la Colonia del sacramento en la cuenca del Plata", en Boletim da Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa, Serie 104, no.
El autor subraya el hecho de que Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Colonia del Sacramento y lugares como las Conchas, Maldonado y Ensenada de Barragan formaban un complejo portuario rioplatense a pesar de que Sacramento estaba en manos de los portugueses.
Lo que ocurre es que en Uruguay existio dominacion portuguesa en Colonia del Sacramento, lo que no sucedio en la orilla del este.
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