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Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • República Oriental del Uruguay  (Spanish)
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 (2006[1])
DemonymUruguayan
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
 - PresidentJosé Mujica
 - Vice PresidentDanilo Astori
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
 - Upper houseChamber of Senators
 - Lower houseChamber of Deputies
Independencefrom the Empire of Brazil
 - Declaration25 August 1825 
 - Recognition28 August 1828 
 - Constitution18 July 1830 
Area
 - Total176,215 km2 (91st)
68,037 sq mi
 - Water (%)1.5
Population
 - 2011 estimate3,318,535[2] (133rd)
 - 2011 census3,286,314[3]
 - Density18.65/km2 (196th)
48.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$56.338 billion[4]
 - Per capita$16,607[4]
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$55.412 billion[4]
 - Per capita$16,334[4]
Gini (2010)45.3[5]
medium
HDI (2013)Increase 0.792[6]
high ·51st
CurrencyUruguayan peso (UYU)
Time zoneUYT(UTC−3)
 - Summer (DST)UYST (UTC−2)
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 26, 2012


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