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Punta del Este

Punta del Este is a peninsular city in the far southern Uruguay. It is located on a narrow strip of land dividing the waters of the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean. Has a permanent population of 17,816 inhabitants according to the 2004 census. Its beaches are divided into Mansa and Brava.

It is located southeast of the department of Maldonado and 7 km from its capital city (Maldonado), and is virtually connected to that city.

To the northeast extends widely embracing other towns like La Barra and Jose Ignacio, and, to the southeast includes Punta Ballena, Solanas and Portezuelo (this towns that have grown considerably in recent years), and today they are associated the image of Punta del Este.

Counting the adjacent resorts (El Tesoro, Balneario Buenos Aires, Punta Ballena, La Barra, El Chorro, Manantiales, Faro Jose Ignacio, Ocean Park, Sauce de Portezuelo, Chihuahua, Las Cumbres and Arenas de Jose Ignacio) the population was 20,579 in habitants.

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Useful links:

-Punta del Este in Wikipedia
-Stories and Legends of Punta del Este
-History of Punta del Este
-Punta del Este Tourism Portal

For queries contact punta2010 (at) Demene (.) Com.