Montevideo is Uruguay's capital, and its major port on the Atlantic Ocean. The city is located at 34.87S latitude and 56.17W longitude, and has an estimated population of 1.43 million people as of 2001. In 1726, Spanish conquerors established a fortress at Montevideo that would remain loyal to Spain, even after the Spanish monarchy was overthrown by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1808.

Minnesota also has a city named Montevideo, which is the county seat of Chippewa County. It is located along Highway 7, on the banks of the Minnesota River near Granite Falls, and has a population of less than 6000 people.

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