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Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Punta del Este near Rio de la Plata Estuary

34.8S 56.1W

February 6th, 2012 Category: Snapshots

Uruguay and Argentina - December 29th, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the Rio de la Plata estuary, between Uruguay (above) and Argentina (below). The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, can be observed as a large white area near the left edge, while Montevideo, Uruguay is visible near the image center and the city of Punta del Este, Uruguay, is visible near the right edge.

Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, and the second-largest metropolitan area in South America, after São Paulo. Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. It has an area of 530 square kilometres (200 sq mi) and extends 20 kilometres (12 mi) from west to east.

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