Salto

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Salto (Spanish ˈsalto)
 
n
a port in NW Uruguay, on the Uruguay River. It is Uruguay's second largest city. Pop: 105 000 (2005 est)

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salto

city, northwestern Uruguay. It is situated on the left bank of the Uruguay River across from Concordia, Arg. Now Uruguay's second largest city (after Montevideo), Salto is the terminus for the shallow-draft vessels that ply the Uruguay River. Its port supplies northwestern Uruguay and parts of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Wine production and orange-drink bottling, both using locally grown fruits, and meat processing are notable among Salto's industries. Pueblo Nuevo, a new suburb north of the city, has large shipyards. A branch of the faculty of agriculture of the National University is located in Salto.

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