Uruguay is a Spanish-speaking country in the southern-most region of South America, and home to 3,5 million people. A nation steeped in history and a distinct past, Uruguay's home to an exciting, though frequently less talked about, cultural experience.
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The capital of Uruguay
Despite appearing unequivocally land locked on three sides, Uruguay is actually surrounded by water. It faces the Rio Grande do Sul of Brazil on its northern border, the Uruguay River on its western border, the estuary of the Rio de la Plata on its southwestern border and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast.
Uruguay, whose official name is The Oriental Republic of Uruguay, was rated ninth by Reader's Digest in terms of the most livable and greenest countries in the world, and first overall in the Americas, beating out even the United States.
Montevideo, Uruguay's largest and capital city, is an exciting and wholly cosmopolitan city and flaunts architecture reminiscent of its European roots. Art Deco, Neoclassical, towering skyscrapers and old European architecture can be found all around.
Tourism is big business in Uruguay. Each year, visitors flock to Sol's Theatre and the Palacio Salvo, Plaza Independencia and public squares, the Gaucho Museum, and the Palacio Municipal. They also visit for festivals of Montevideo, like Montevideo Carnaval, the country's variation of the famous street party, and a popular Gaucho festival. Tourists also visit for the asado, a variation on barbecued beef that doubles as a cultural mainstay.
Beaches are the other claim to fame the country of Uruguay can boast about. With pleasant year around temperatures, visitors flock to beautiful beaches in Motevideo, including Fortaleza del Cerro, the Rambla , Punta Gorda, Barrio Sur and Palermo.
The currency of Uruguay
is the Peso Uruguayo(UYU)
and the Uruguay Peso en Unidades Indexadas
Flag of Uruguay
Uruguay belongs to the South American continent
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Airports in Uruguay
Aeropuerto Nueva Hesperides
Aeropuerto El Jaguel
Aeropuerto Internacional Cerro Chapeu
Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco
Aeródromo Capitán Boiso Lanza
Aeródromo Ángel S. Adami
Aeropuerto Internacional de Alternativa de Santa Bernardina
Maldonado - Punta Est
and Treinta Y Tres
Leaders of Uruguay
Map of Uruguay
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Uruguay
33 00 S, 56 00 W
Kilometers of coastline
Square kilometers of land
Square kilometers of water
2,600 square kilometers
14.41 / 1000 population
9.16 / 1000 population
2,100 sq km
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