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Facts about Uruguay

Administrative divisions: 19 departments (departamentos , singular - departamento); Artigas , Canelones , Cerro Largo , Colonia , Durazno , Flores , Florida , Lavalleja , Maldonado , Montevideo , Paysandu , Rio Negro , Rivera , Rocha , Salto , San Jose , Soriano , Tacuarembo , Treinta y Tres
Area: total: 176 ,220 sq km land: 173 ,620 sq km water: 2 ,600 sq km
Background: Montevideo , founded by the Spanish in 1726 as a military stronghold , soon took advantage of its natural harbor to become an important commercial center. Claimed by Argentina but annexed by Brazil in 1821 , Uruguay declared its independence four years later and secured its freedom in 1828 after a three-year struggle. The administrations of President Jose BATLLE in the early 20th century established widespread political , social , and economic reforms that established a statist tradition. A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement named the Tupamaros , launched in the late 1960s , led Uruguay's president to cede control of the government to the military in 1973. By yearend , the rebels had been crushed , but the military continued to expand its hold over the government. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985. In 2004 , the left-of-center Frente Amplio Coalition won national elections that effectively ended 170 years of political control previously held by the Colorado and Blanco parties. Uruguay's political and labor conditions are among the freest on the continent.
Flag description: nine equal horizontal stripes of white (top and bottom) alternating with blue; a white square in the upper hoist-side corner with a yellow sun bearing a human face known as the Sun of May with 16 rays that alternate between triangular and wavy
Capital: name: Montevideo geographic coordinates: 34 53 S , 56 11 W time difference: UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time) daylight saving time: +1hr , begins second Sunday in October; ends second Sunday in March
Climate: warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown
Currency code:
Ethnic groups: white 88% , mestizo 8% , black 4% , Amerindian (practically nonexistent)
Geographic coordinates: 33 00 S , 56 00 W
Geography note: second-smallest South American country (after Suriname); most of the low-lying landscape (three-quarters of the country) is grassland , ideal for cattle and sheep raising
Government type: constitutional republic
Imports partners: Argentina 21.5% , Brazil 18% , US 9.3% , China 8.9% , Paraguay 7.5% , Nigeria 4.5% (2007)
Internet country code: .uy
Land boundaries: 660 km
Neighbouring countries: total: 1 ,648 km border countries: Argentina 580 km , Brazil 1 ,068 km
Languages: Spanish , Portunol , or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)
Location: Southern South America , bordering the South Atlantic Ocean , between Argentina and Brazil
Map references: South America
National holiday: Independence Day , 25 August (1825)
Nationality: noun: Uruguayan(s) adjective: Uruguayan
Natural hazards: seasonally high winds (the pampero is a chilly and occasional violent wind that blows north from the Argentine pampas) , droughts , floods; because of the absence of mountains , which act as weather barriers , all locations are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes from weather fronts
Population: 3 ,477 ,778 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Roman Catholic 47.1% , non-Catholic Christians 11.1% , nondenominational 23.2% , Jewish 0.3% , atheist or agnostic 17.2% , other 1.1% (2006)
Terrain: mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland
Unemployment rate: 9.2% (2007 est.)

Capital of Eastern Republic of the Uruguay

Montevideo (click to view Montevideo map)

Places in Uruguay

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Uruguay. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Artigas Department (29 google map locations)
Canelones Department (53 google map locations)
Cerro Largo Department (46 google map locations)
Colonia Department (49 google map locations)
Durazno Department (43 google map locations)
Flores Department (16 google map locations)
Florida Department (32 google map locations)
Lavalleja Department (34 google map locations)
Maldonado Department (16 google map locations)
Montevideo Department (46 google map locations)
Paysandú Department (45 google map locations)
Río Negro Department (27 google map locations)
Rivera Department (39 google map locations)
Rocha Department (29 google map locations)
Salto Department (51 google map locations)
San José Department (30 google map locations)
Soriano Department (32 google map locations)
Tacuarembó Department (82 google map locations)
Treinta y Tres Department (28 google map locations)

Random cities in Uruguay

Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay.

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