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Northern Interior (Uruguay)

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South America : Uruguay : Northern Interior
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Northern Interior is a region of Uruguay and includes the depatments of Artigas, Paysandu, Rivera, Salto and Tacuarembo.

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  • Tacuarembo - an important centre of the Gaucho culture

Other destinations

Valle del Lunarejo (Rivera) - a national park

Montes del Queguay (Paysandu) - a reserve in process of becoming a national park

Palmeras (Paysandu) - Paysandu in particular is abundant with local palms (Yatay Palm). On the Argentinian side of the border they are protected in the national park El Palmar.

Guichon (Paysandu) - Where the last Charruas were subdued in the 19th Century. Now a popular bath resort. There is a monument commemorating the Charrua victims at Salsipuedes. The remains of the Tapera de Melchora Cuenca, Artigas' (the Uruguayan commander) indigenous wife.

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