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|Form of government||Unitary Presidential Republic|
|Size in km²||175020|
|Year of construction||1925|
|Architect||Jacobo Vásquez Varela (UY), Antonio Banchini (IT)|
The Legislative Palace (Spanish: Palacio Legislativo) in Montevideo, Uruguay, is the site where the Uruguayan parliament meets.
The construction of this building started in 1904 sponsored by the government of President José Batlle y Ordoñez.
It was designed by Italian architects Vittorio Meano and Gaetano Moretti, who planned the building's interior that is covered with marble. Among the notable contributors to the project was sculptor José Belloni, who created numerous reliefs and allegorical sculptures for the building.
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The neo-classicist "Palacio Legislativo" building was inaugurated on 25th August 1925 to mark the country’s 100th year of independence from Brazil, and is the largest building in Uruguay. Italian architect Victor Meano submitted the original design. After his death in 1904, Varela and Banchini continued his work. Italian architect Moretti designed the interior of the building.
Facts & Figures
|Members of parliament||99||GPD per capita in PPP in US$||20.884|
|Number of women||16||HDI||0,793|
|Pop. per MP||34.662||Democracy index||8,17|
|CO2 total||8.114||CO2 per capita||2,37|