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Salto (sälˈtō) [key], city (1996 pop. 93,417), capital of Salto dept., NW Uruguay, on the Uruguay River. Salto is a thriving cultural and commercial center for a farming and livestock region. There are boatbuilding, meatpacking, and wine industries. In the surrounding region are extensive orange and tangerine orchards as well as vineyards.

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