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The Rambla of Montevideo
is the avenue
A street name or odonym is an identifying name given to a street. The street name usually forms part of the address...
that goes all along the coastline of Montevideo
Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento...
Uruguay ,officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay,sometimes the Eastern Republic of Uruguay; ) is a country in the southeastern part of South America. It is home to some 3.5 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the capital Montevideo and its metropolitan area...
. Since all the southern departments of Uruguay
||Uruguay consists of 19 departments :# Artigas . Formed in 1884 from part of Salto Department. The only department to border both Argentina in the west and Brazil in the north and east.# Canelones . One of the original 6 departments created in 1816...
are against either the Río de la Plata
The Río de la Plata —sometimes rendered River Plate in British English and the Commonwealth, and occasionally rendered [La] Plata River in other English-speaking countries—is the river and estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay River and the Paraná River on the border between Argentina and...
or the Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions. With a total area of about , it covers approximately 20% of the Earth's surface and about 26% of its water surface area...
, they all have ramblas as well.
La Rambla, South of the Gulf of Montevideo, provides a great environment during the afternoon for all kinds of people to do a big variety of activities, such as jogging, walking, biking, drinking mate with someone, fishing, taking a sunbath, play with kites and even skateboarding and roller skateboarding in given areas for these two last activities. The avenue is highly secured by the Tourism Police Unit during the summer to keep a safe environment for the tourists there.
In the whole country building anything across the rambla on the side of the beach is regulated (which is 100% state-owned), since that would ruin the view.
Along the coastland of Montevideo, the Rambla, previously called Rambla Naciones Unidas
in its entirety, has taken on several denominations:
Gulf of Montevideo
- Rambla Baltasar Brum (Capurro & Bella Vista)
- Rambla Edison (Bella Vista)
- Rambla Sud América (Aguada)
- Rambla Franklin D. Roosevelt (Ciudad Vieja)
- Rambla 25 de Agosto (Ciudad Vieja)
Ciudad Vieja is the name of the oldest part of the city of Montevideo, capital city of Uruguay. Nowadays, Ciudad Vieja is a barrio of this city. In the last couple of years it has gone through a major transformation that has made it the main nightlife centre in town...
(South of the Gulf)
- Rambla Sur
- Rambla Francia
- Rambla Gran Bretaña
Barrio Sur, Palermo, Parque Rodó
- Rambla Sur
- Rambla República Helénica
- Rambla República de Argentina
The Rambla is an integral part of Montevidean identity. That is why it has been included by Uruguay in the Indicative List of World Heritage
sites, equalling a candidacy to such a distinction.