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Fray Bentos Cultural-Industrial Landscape
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Type of site: Cultural
Date of Inscription: 2015
Location: South America, Uruguay, Fray Bentos
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Description: Located on land projecting into the Uruguay River west of the town of Fray Bentos, the industrial complex was built following the development of a factory founded in 1859 to process meat produced on the vast prairies nearby. The site illustrates the whole process of meat sourcing, processing, packing and dispatching. It includes buildings and equipment of the Liebig Extract of Meat Company, which exported meat extract and corned-beef to the European market from 1865 and the Anglo Meat Packing Plant, which exported frozen meat from 1924. Through its physical location, industrial and residential buildings as well as social institutions, the site presents an illustration of the entire process of meat production on a global scale. --WHMNet's description is from WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  Fray Bentos, the capital of the Río Negro Department of western Uruguay, is a port on the Uruguay River. The city is close to the border with Argentina and about 160 kilometres (99 mi) due north of Buenos Aires, and 309 kilometres (192 mi) north-west from Montevideo, Uruguay's capital. Historically, Fray Bentos' main industry has been meat processing. An industrial plant owned by the Societe de Fray Bentos Giebert & Cie., the Liebig Extract of Meat Company, was founded there in 1863. It was closed in 1979, after 117 years in operation. A local history museum opened on the site in March 2005. --Wikipedia []. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
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Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center ( 2. Wikipedia.
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