Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Uruguay - Barra de Maldonado

Barra de Maldonado.

Sent by Lourdes and Daniel, a TravBuddy friend from Uruguay.

This is from Wikipedia : Maldonado is the capital of Uruguay´s Maldonado Department. Its population, as of 2004, was 54,603.

Maldonado was founded in 1755 at the initiative of the Governor of Montevideo Joaquin de Viana. It was firmly established by the arrival of 104 permanent settlers in 1757. Its original name was Maldonado, but, years later, its name was changed to San Fernando de Maldonado, in honor of King Ferdinand VI of Spain.

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