Official English Name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Official Local Name(s): >República Oriental del Uruguay
Common English Name: Uruguay
Capital: Montevideo

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Official Language(s)

Spanish
Secondary Languages: Portunal, Brazilero

Resources

Arable land, Hydropower, Minor minerals, Fish

Neighbors

Argentina (West), Brazil (East)

Ethnic groups

White (86.2%), Black (9.2%), Mestizo (2.8%), Amerindian (0.4%), Armenian (0.4%)

People

Est. Population:

3,351,016

Demonym:

Uruguayan

Religions:

Roman Catholic (54.0%)
Atheist (25.2%)
Indigenous (6.7%)
Protestant (5.2%)
Other Christian (4.2%)

Largest City:

Montevideo (1,319,108)

Other Cities:

Salto (104,028)

Geography

Region:

Southern South America

Bodies of Water:

Atlantic Ocean (South)

Total Area:

176,215 km2 (99.4% land, 0.6% water)

Total Land:

1,648 km

Total Coastline:

660 km

Climate

Warm temperate

Terrain:

Rolling plains and low hills

Highest Point

Cerro Catedral (514 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

High winds
Droughts
Flooding
Rapid changes in weather

Government

Type:

Constitutional republic

Head of State and Government:

President Tabaré Vázquez

Admin. Divisions

19 Departments

Independence:

25 August 1825 (from Brazil)

Nat'l Symbol:

Sun of May

Nat'l Anthem:

Himno Nacional

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$21,500 (USD)

Currency

$ (Uruguayan Peso)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Uruguayan Peso)31.93

Communication

Internet Code

.uy

Telephone Code

+598

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Cultural Notes

Uruguay is South America’s most secular country.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/uy.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/UY (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.ine.gub.uy/documents/10181/35289/analisispais.pdf/cc0282ef-2011-4ed8-a3ff-32372d31e690 (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 December 2016