Gorriti Island

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Gorriti Island, Uruguay

Gorriti Island (Spanish: Isla Gorriti) is a small island near the shores of Punta del Este, Uruguay.[1]

History[edit]

Discovered in 1516 by Juan Díaz de Solís,[2] it was settled from the 18th century, when in the face of Portuguese influence it was of some military significance.

Gorriti Island forms part of the Maldonado Department.

Declared a National Heritage[edit]

The island has been declared to be a National Heritage. Many tourists visit its shores yearly.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°57′09″S 54°58′18″W / 34.95250°S 54.97167°W / -34.95250; -54.97167