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Montevideo: the southernmost capital of South America

Most important city and the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo, is also the southernmost capital of South America, the city is home to around half of the population of Uruguay. Located on the north shore of the Río de la Plata, ...

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Punta del Diablo: a fishing village along the Atlantic coast of Uruguay

Punta del Diablo is a small fishing village located along the Atlantic coast of Uruguay at about 300 km east of Montevideo, about 170 km east of Punta del Este and a few dozen kilometers from the border with Brazil. ...

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Punta del Este climate: when to go to Punta del Este

The city of Punta del Este which is located along the coast of Uruguay – at the meeting point between the waters of the Rio de la Plata and the Atlantic Ocean – has a mild oceanic sub-tropical climate characterized ...

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Piriápolis: a seaside resort modeled on European seaside resorts of the late nineteenth century

The town of Piriápolis is a major seaside resort on the coast of Uruguay, located along the Rio de la Plata, about 50 km east of Montevideo, is located between the cities of Atlantida and Punta del Este. Piriápolis is ...

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Punta del Este: the most popular and well known seaside resort in Uruguay

Punta del Este is the most popular and well known seaside resort in Uruguay, popular destination for Uruguayans, Brazilians and Argentines tourists during the summer in South America. The city – which lies along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean about ...

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Uruguay tourist attractions: what to see in Uruguay

Tourism is quite important to the economy of Uruguay, the country is in fact a popular tourist destination in South America. The main tourist attractions in Uruguay are undoubtedly the beautiful and lively seaside resorts of the coast along the ...

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Porto Alegre climate: when to go to Porto Alegre

The climate of Porto Alegre is sub-tropical humid highly variable but with regular rainfall, hot and humid summers and mild winters. Temperatures, as compared to other locations in Brazil, vary greatly due to the position very south of the city. The average ...

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Cuiabá climate: when to go to Cuiabá

The city of Cuiabá, the capital of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, is characterized by a tropical climate very hot and humid. The city lies on the edge between the last southern reaches of the Amazon forest and the ...

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Curitiba climate: when to go to Curitiba

Curitiba has a sub-tropical climate of altitude, in fact, the city is located on a plateau 900 meters above sea level, and its climate is characterized by mild, wet winters, and rainy and relatively warm summers. Summer temperatures are mild and ...

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Belo Horizonte climate: when to go to Belo Horizonte

The city of Belo Horizonte is located in the tropical zone of Brazil, but on a plateau at an altitude of about 850 meters above sea level so the city’s climate is tropical of altitude. This type of climate is ...

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Natal climate: when to go to Natal

The city of Natal in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte has a tropical climate warm and humid with high and constant temperatures throughout the year, but mitigated by the constant flow of the trade winds. The average maximum ...

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Manaus climate: when to go to Manaus

The city of Manaus is located in the heart of the Amazon, in one of the wettest regions of Brazil. The city’s climate is equatorial humid, typical of the Amazon rainforest, this type of climate is characterized by high temperatures, ...

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Guyana climate: when to go to Guyana

Guyana has a warm and humid equatorial climate with intense rainfall and scarce seasonal differences in temperature, which in fact are maintained throughout the year between 23°C and 30°C, the heat and humidity are constantly mitigated along the coast from ...

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Guyana: savannas, forests and waterfalls

Guyana (Co-operative Republic of Guyana) is a semipresidential republic located just north of the equator in the north-eastern part of South America. It is washed in the north-east by the Atlantic Ocean and it borders to the west with Venezuela ...

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French Guiana climate: when to go to French Guiana

The climate of French Guiana is equatorial, warm and humid with little change in temperatures during the year, the annual average is 27°C, the average minimum temperatures remain stable throughout the year at around 23°C, while average maximum temperatures range ...

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French Guiana: a piece of equatorial France

French Guyana (Guyane Française) is a French overseas department located just north of the equator in the north-eastern part of South America. It is situated to the north on the Atlantic Ocean and borders to the west with Suriname and ...

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Paraguay climate: when to go to Paraguay

The climate of much of Paraguay is sub-tropical, with the rainy season during the austral summer from October to April. Average annual rainfall is about 1,000 mm in Asunción area, about 1.500 mm in the forest eastern regions, and 800 ...

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Paraguay: great rivers, savannahs and forests

Paraguay (República del Paraguay/Tetã Paraguái/Republic of Paraguay) is a presidential republic located in the central southern part of South America, bordered to the north by Bolivia, to the east by Brazil and to the south and west by Argentina. Asunción, ...

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South Georgia climate: when to go to South Georgia

South Georgia has a cold climate, often windy and cloudy, with a few variations between different seasons. The coasts towards the north-east are less exposed to winds coming from Antarctica and have a slightly milder microclimate. On the island are ...

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South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are a British overseas territory situated in the South Atlantic. The island of South Georgia is about 1,400 km east-southeast of the Falkland Islands and to the north of Antarctica between 54°-55°S, 36°-38°W. ...

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Falkland Islands climate: when to go to the Falkland

The climate of the Falkland Islands is temperate-cold oceanic, greatly influenced by the cold Antarctic currents. The Falkland Islands are just over 1,200 km north of Antarctica, so the islands also suffer from their south latitude, between 51 ° S ...

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Falkland Islands: migratory birds, whales, penguins and seals

The Falkland Islands (Falkland Islands or Islas Malvinas in Spanish) are located in the southern Atlantic Ocean 450 km east of the south-eastern Argentine coast and north-east of Tierra del Fuego. The Falkland archipelago, a British overseas territory, is formed ...

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Suriname climate: when to go to Suriname

The climate of Suriname is equatorial, the temperatures are warm and stable throughout the year and the humidity is high, the average maximum temperatures are around 29 ° C/33 ° C and the average minimum temperatures are 22 ° C/23 ...

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Suriname: numerous ethnic groups and rainforest

Suriname (Republiek van Suriname/Republic of Suriname) is a republic located just north of the equator in the north-eastern part of South America. It is washed to the north by the Atlantic Ocean and it borders to the west with Guyana, ...

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Uruguay climate: when to go to Uruguay

The climate in Uruguay is temperate oceanic type, with average maximum and minimum temperatures in June, respectively of 15 ° C and 7 ° C,  and in January, respectively of 28 ° C and 18 ° C. The rains are well distributed throughout the year, ...

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Uruguay: Gauchos, seaside resorts and beaches

Uruguay (República Oriental del Uruguay/Eastern Republic of Uruguay) is a presidential republic located in the central southern part of South America, bordered to the north and north-east by Brazil, to the west by Argentina and faces to the south the ...

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Peru climate: when to go to Peru

Machu Picchu, Perú. Author and Copyright Nello and Nadia Lubrina

The climate of Peru, because of its considerable size from north to south and the difference in height between the various areas of the country, is very different. The climate of the country is greatly influenced by the presence of ...

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Peru: Inca culture and Andean landscapes

Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Cuzco, Perú. Author and Copyright Nello and Nadia Lubrina

Peru (República del Perú/Republic of Peru) is a presidential republic located in central western South America. The country is washed by the Pacific Ocean to the west and bordered to the north by Colombia and Ecuador, to the east by ...

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Ecuador climate: when to go to Ecuador

Despite being a small country, Ecuador has a considerable difference in climate, this is caused mainly by different altitude of the climatic zones of the country. The coast along the Pacific Ocean has a warm and humid tropical climate with ...

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Ecuador: Andes, volcanoes and nature

Ecuador (República del Ecuador/Republic of Ecuador) is a presidential republic located on both sides of the equator in the north-west of South America. It is washed by the Pacific to the west, borders to the north with Colombia and to ...

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