Fray Bentos

Fray Bentos
Capital city
Quiosco Glorieta.JPG
Fray Bentos is located in Uruguay
Fray Bentos
Fray Bentos
Coordinates: 33°08′0″S 58°18′0″W / 33°08′0″S 58°18′0″W / -33.13333; -58.30000
Country Uruguay
Department Río Negro Department
Elevation23 m (75 ft)
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total24,406
 • Demonymfraybentino
Time zoneUTC–3/–2
Postal code65000
Dial plan+598 456 (+5 digits)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameFray Bentos Industrial Landscape
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv)
Inscription2015 (39th Session)
Area273.8 ha (677 acres)
Buffer zone2,127.7 ha (5,258 acres)

Fray Bentos (Spanish pronunciation: [fɾai̯ ˈbentos]) is the capital city of the Río Negro Department, in southwestern Uruguay. Its port on the Uruguay River is one of the nation's most important harbors.[1] The city hosts the first campus of the Technological University,[2] beside the historically relevant industrial complex Anglo, a World Heritage site. One of the biggest pulp mills in the world is situated close to Fray Bentos and the Libertador General San Martín Bridge; it was the center of the largest political dispute between Uruguay and Argentina during the 21st century.


The city is close to the border with Argentina and about 160 kilometres (99 mi) due north of Buenos Aires, and 309 kilometres (192 mi) north-west from Montevideo, Uruguay's capital.

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