Montevideo is the capital of Uruguay is located on the banks of the Río de la Plata, 34, 5 degrees South Latitude and 56 degrees West Longitude.
It has an area of 530 square kilometers (approximately 60 is rural area and the remaining 40 urbanized or potentially urbanizable area) and a population of 1,330,405 inhabitants.
It limits to the west with the department of San José, and to the north and east with that of Canelones. To the south it has coasts on the Río de la Plata, where the bay of Montevideo and the main port of the region are located.
It is divided into 8 municipalities