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Oriental Republic of Uruguay
República Oriental del Uruguay
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Libertad o Muerte" (Spanish)
"Freedom or Death"
Anthem: Himno Nacional de Uruguay
National Anthem 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 (2011[1])
DemonymUruguayan
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 • PresidentTabaré Vázquez
 • Vice PresidentRaúl Sendic
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
 • Upper houseChamber of Senators
 • Lower houseChamber of Representatives
Independencefrom the Empire of Brazil
 • Declaration25 August 1825 
 • Recognition28 August 1828 
 • Constitution18 July 1830 
Area
 • Total176,215 km2 (89th)
68,037 sq mi
 • Water (%)1.5
Population
 • 2016 estimate3,427,000[2] (134th)
 • 2011 census3,286,314[3]
 • Density18,6/km2 (198th)
48,3/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$75.212 billion[2] (91st)
 • Per capita$21,944[2] (61st)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$53.145 billion[2] (78th)
 • Per capita$15,505[2] (45th)
Gini (2013)41.9[4]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.793[5]
high ·52nd
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 October 9, 2016


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