Frigorífico Anglo del Uruguay World Heritage Site

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Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationFray Bentos, Río Negro Department, Uruguay
CriteriaCultural: (ii), (iv)
Inscription2015 (39th session)
Area273.8 ha (677 acres)
Buffer zone2,127.7 ha (5,258 acres)
Coordinates33°7′4″S 58°19′54″W / 33.11778°S 58.33167°W / -33.11778; -58.33167Coordinates: 33°7′4″S 58°19′54″W / 33.11778°S 58.33167°W / -33.11778; -58.33167
Frigorífico Anglo del Uruguay is located in Uruguay
Frigorífico Anglo del Uruguay
Location of Frigorífico Anglo del Uruguay in Uruguay

The Frigorífico Anglo del Uruguay was a meatpacking plant located at Fray Bentos, Uruguay, on the Uruguay River bank.

In 1924, the Vestey group purchased the old facilities of Liebig Extract of Meat Company and the production went under a new name. Products were sold in Europe under the brand name Fray Bentos.

During its peak period, El Anglo had 5,000 workers whose ranks included English, Belgians, Russians, Spanish and Italians. It finally closed in 1979 after Europe and the United States had cut back their purchases from Latin America. Small brick houses with thick walls running along the river's edge in Fray Bentos form the "Barrio Anglo," a city-within-a-city where meatpacking workers lived that featured a hospital, a school, a social club and a football squad.[1]

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  • Fray Bentos

    Capital city in Río Negro Department, Uruguay

  • Libertador General San Martín Bridge
  • Frigorífico Anglo del Uruguay
  • Barrio Anglo

    Village in Río Negro Department, Uruguay

  • Villa Independencia Airport

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