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Cantegril is the local nickname given to the shanty towns that surround Montevideo and other cities of Uruguay.

The name is meant to be an irony, as Cantegril is one of the most expensive neighbourhoods of the international seaside resort Punta del Este.[1]

According to 2007 data, ca. 6% of the total Uruguayan population (174,393 people) lived in cantegriles.[2]

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.