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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: NM23-719-453 Date: Mar. 1997
Geographic Region: URUGUAY

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  NM23-719-453 Montevideo, Uruguay Winter/Spring 1997
The capital city of Uruguay, Montevideo can be seen in this south-southwest-looking view. Montevideo is on the north shore of the Rio de la Plata and has well-protected harbor and facilities. Much of the South Atlantic fishing fleet is based in Montevideo. The city is the hub of the Uruguayan rail and highway systems that connect with the Argentine and Brazilian networks, as well as for air and sea routes. Montevideo is the commercial, industrial, financial, medical, and cultural center of the country. Over half of the population of Montevideo lives in the metropolitan area. Major industries include slaughtering and meatpacking, flour milling, clothing and textile manufacturing, oil refining, petrochemical and cement production, and power generation. Montevideo is famous for beaches and seaside resorts that stretch eastward from the city to Punta del Este on the Atlantic Ocean. Sediment-laden waters of the Rio de la Plata are visible at upper right and center. A dramatic event in the city's modern history occurred in December 1939 during World War II when the German battleship Graf Spee, already heavily damaged by British warships, was scuttled outside the Montevideo harbor.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 276k
Mission: NM23  
Roll - Frame: 719 - 453
Geographical Name: URUGUAY  
Features: MONTEVIDEO  
Center Lat x Lon: 35S x 56W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 0
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: LO   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 100  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: SE   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number:  
Date: 19970328   YYYYMMDD
Nadir Lat: N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: E  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth:   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude:   nautical miles
Sun Elevation:   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: PLAIN, COAST  
Water Views: SEDIMENT, RIVER  
Atmosphere Views:  
City Views: MONTEVIDEO  
Photo is not associated with any sequences

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