Uruguay

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National Data

Uruguay Flag Uruguay Flag
Country Uruguay
Country code UY
City Montevideo
Form of government Unitary Presidential Republic
Size in km² 175020
Population 3431555
Year of construction 1925


Building

Type Semi-circle
Volume 180000
Architect Jacobo Vásquez Varela (UY), Antonio Banchini (IT)


Wikipedia

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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Introduction

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

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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

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