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Oriental Republic of Uruguay
República Oriental del Uruguay (Spanish)
Motto: "Libertad o Muerte" (Spanish)
"Freedom or Death"
Anthem: Himno Nacional de Uruguay
National Anthem of Uruguay
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Location of Uruguay
Capital
and largest city
Montevideo
34°53′S56°10′W / 34.883°S 56.167°W / -34.883; -56.167
Official languagesSpanish
Ethnic groups(2016[1])
DemonymUruguayan
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Tabaré Vázquez
Raúl Sendic
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
Senate
Chamber of Representatives
Independence from the Empire of Brazil
25 August 1825
27 August 1828
18 July 1830
Area
• Total
176,215 km2 (68,037 sq mi) (89th)
• Water (%)
1.5
Population
• 2016 estimate
3,427,000[2] (134th)
• 2011 census
3,286,314[3]
• Density
18.6/km2 (48.2/sq mi) (198th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$77.800 billion[2] (91st)
• Per capita
$22,271[2] (61st)
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$58.123 billion[2] (78th)
• Per capita
$16,638[2] (45th)
Gini (2014) 41.6[4]
medium
HDI (2015)Steady 0.795[5]
high · 54th
CurrencyUruguayan peso (UYU)
Time zoneUYT(UTC−3)
Drives on theright
Calling code+598
ISO 3166 codeUY
Internet TLD.uy

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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