Oriental Republic of Uruguay
República Oriental del Uruguay  ފަންވަތް:Es icon
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Libertad o muerte  ފަންވަތް:Es icon
"Liberty or Death"
Anthem: Himno Nacional Uruguayo  ފަންވަތް:Es icon
Capital
and largest city
Montevideo
34°53′S 56°10′W / 34.883°S 56.167°W / -34.883; -56.167
Official languages Spanish
Ethnic groups 88% European, (Spanish, Italian, others), 6% Mestizo, 4% West African, 2% Asian, (Lebanese, Chinese, Japanese)[1]
Demonym Uruguayan
Government Presidential republic
 -  President Tabaré Vázquez
 -  Vice President Raúl Sendic
Independence from Empire of Brazil
 -  Declaration August 25, 1825 
 -  Constitution July 18, 1830 
Area
 -  Total 176,215 km2 (90th)
68,037 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 1.5%
Population
 -  2009 estimate 3,494,382[1] (131st)
 -  2002 census 3,399,236
 -  Density 19.8/km2 (195th)
51.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $42.624 billion[2]
 -  Per capita $12,784[2]
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $32.187 billion[2]
 -  Per capita $9,654[2]
Gini (2006)45.2[3]
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HDI (2007)Green Arrow Up Darker.svg 0.865
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Currency Uruguayan peso ($, UYU) (UYU)
Time zone UYT (UTC-3)
 -  Summer (DST) UYST (UTC-2)
Drives on the right
Calling code +598
Internet TLD .uy

External linksEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1

    Central Intelligence Agency. "Uruguay". The World Factbook. Retrieved January 5, 2010. 

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3

    "Uruguay". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2009-10-01.