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31 January 2015

Tourist destinations - Maldonado and Rocha

Upper : Red Knot (紅腹濱鷸), Green Sea Turtle (綠蠵龜)
Lower : Greater Rhea (美洲鴕鳥)
Uruguay (2013, 2014)

20th October, 2014. Montevideo

Maldonado is the capital of Maldonado Department of Uruguay. As of the census of 2011, it is the seventh most populated city of the country.

Maldonado is also the name of the municipality to which the city belongs. It includes the following zones: Maldonado, Punta Ballena, Portezuelo, Barrio Hipódromo, Canteras de Marelli, Los Ceibos, Abra de Perdomo, Laguna del Diario.

Rocha is the capital city of the Rocha Department in Uruguay.

The city is located on the intersection of Route 9 with Route 15, about 70 kilometres northeast of San Carlos of Maldonado Department. The stream Arroyo Rocha flows along the west limits of the city. It was founded in 1793 and had acquired the status of "Villa" (town) before the Independence of Uruguay. On 7 July 1880 it was made capital of the Department of Rocha by the Act of Ley Nº 1.474, while its status was elevated to "Ciudad" on 10 January 1894 by the Act of Ley Nº 2.252.
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