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Uruguay

Official English Name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Official Local Name(s): República Oriental del Uruguay

Common English Name: Uruguay

Capital: Montevideo

REGION
Southern South America
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Argentina (West)
Brazil (East)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Atlantic Ocean (South)
TOTAL AREA
176,215 km2 (99.4% land, 0.6% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Arable land
Hydropower
Minor minerals
Fish
NATURAL DISASTERS
High winds
Droughts
Flooding
Rapid changes in weather
DEMONYM
Uruguayan
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
White (86.2%)
Black (9.2%)
Mestizo (2.8%)
Amerindian (0.4%)
Armenian (0.4%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Spanish
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Portunal
Brazilero
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Roman Catholic (54.0%)
Atheist (25.2%)
Indigenous (6.7%)
Protestant (5.2%)
Other Christian (4.2%)
POPULATION
3,351,016
LARGEST CITY
Montevideo (1,319,108)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Salto (104,028)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Constitutional republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Tabaré Vázquez
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
19 Departments
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
25 August 1825 (from Brazil)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Sun of May
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Himno Nacional
GDP PER CAPITA
$21,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
$ (Uruguayan Peso)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = $28.37 (UYU)
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.uy
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+598

Uruguay is South America’s most secular country.

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