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Punta del Este – Uruguay Punta del Este is a peninsula city located on the southern tip of Uruguay, in the department of Maldonado. It is one of the most important resort areas in Latin America; It has a promenade and a port. It’s scenic coastline is divided into two regions: Brava (Fierce) and Mansa (Tame). The limit between the two marks the end of the Río de la Plata and the beginning of the Atlantic Ocean. Punta del Este has a mild oceanic climate, with pleasant summers and cool winters.

Punta Del Este’s main sights are:  The Lighthouse  Parish Church of Our Lady of Candelaria  The Hand - "Man emerging to life"  Casa Pueblo  Isla de Lobos  Gorriti Island  La Barra de Maldonado

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The Oriental Republic of Uruguay takes its name from the location of its territory east of the Uruguay River.

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It is one of the countries with the highest literacy rates in the Americas: 98%. Uruguay did not invent "maté", but it’s the country that consumes the most per capita.

In 1960, the first pacemaker implantation in America was performed in Uruguay.

The chivito (typical Uruguayan dish) originated in Punta del Este.

Punta del Este has the oldest film festival of Latin America (held since 1951).

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