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Uruguay is divided in 19 "departamentos", not "intendencias".
"Intendencia" is the name of the departament government.
Rodolfo Tizzi, 10 Jul 2002
The original [national] flag was a white field, with
nine horizontal azure blue stripes,
with El sol de Mayo (the Sun
of May) in a white canton. Later the number of stripes was reduced
by law to five white and four blue,
for each of the nine
political divisions originally forming the republic.
Today there are nineteen of these divisions called departamentos.
Dov Gutterman, 13 May 2000, quoting from http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7187/proudnation.htm
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