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Fray Bentos

Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas. It is variably defined either as being a region of the Americas in its own right or as the southern portion of North America. Physiographically, Central America is a tropical isthmus that connects North and South America. It includes 7 countries and many small offshore islands. Overall, the land is fertile and rugged, and dominated through its heart by a string of volcanic mountain ranges with a few active volcanos.

Fray Bentos is a town in western Uruguay, close to the border with Argentina, and about 160 kilometers due north of Buenos Aires. It has a population of 23,122 in the year 2004. It is a port on the Uruguay River and is the capital of the Rio Negro Department. Historically, its main industry has been meat processing. A local history museum opened on the site in March 2005. The town was originally founded in 1859 as Independencia. Its current name is derived from a reclusive priest.

Fray Bentos is definitely one of the popular tourist attractions in Central America worth paying a visit while touring the country. This place leaves a pleasing and unforgettable memory and justifies the proud cultural tradition of Central America.

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