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Oriental Republic of Uruguay

República Oriental del Uruguay  (Spanish)
Motto: "Libertad o Muerte" (Spanish)
(English: "Freedom or Death")
Anthem: "Himno Nacional de Uruguay"
(English: "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
National languageSpanish
Regional languageUruguayan Portuguese
Ethnic groups
(2016[1])
Religion
(2017)[2]
57% Christianity
—41% Roman Catholic
—12% Protestant
—4% Other Christian
41% No religion
2% Other religions
Demonym(s)Uruguayan, Oriental
GovernmentUnitarypresidentialconstitutional republic
Luis Lacalle Pou
Beatriz Argimón
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
Senate
Chamber of Representatives
Independence 
25 August 1825
27 August 1828
18 July 1830
18 December 1945
Area
• Total
176,215 km2 (68,037 sq mi) (89th)
• Water (%)
1.5
Population
• 2019 estimate
3,518,552 [3] (132nd)
• 2011 census
3,390,077[4]
• Density
19.8/km2 (51.3/sq mi) (99th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$86.562 billion[5] (92nd)
• Per capita
$24,516[5] (59th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$62.917 billion[5] (80th)
• Per capita
$17,819[5] (49th)
Gini (2017)Positive decrease 39.5[6]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.808[7]
very high · 57th
CurrencyUruguayan peso (UYU)
Time zoneUTC−3 (UYT)
AntipodesSinan, Jeollanam-do, South Korea.
Driving sideright
Calling code+598
ISO 3166 codeUY
Internet TLD.uy

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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