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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
Location of  Uruguay  (dark green)in South America  (grey)
Location of  Uruguay  (dark green)

in South America  (grey)

Capital
and largest city
Montevideo
34°53′S56°10′W / 34.883°S 56.167°W / -34.883; -56.167
Official languagesSpanish[fn 1]
National languageSpanish
Ethnic groups(2016[1])
ReligionSee Religion in Uruguay
DemonymUruguayan
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Tabaré Vázquez
Lucía Topolansky
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
3,444,006[2] (134th)
• 2011 census
3,286,314[3]
• Density
18.6/km2 (48.2/sq mi) (198th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$82.406 billion[4] (91st)
• Per capita
$23,504[4] (61st)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$65.815 billion[4] (78th)
• Per capita
$18,772[4] (45th)
Gini (2013)Positive decrease 38.2[5]
medium
HDI (2015)Steady 0.795[6]
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 January 20, 2018


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