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Uruguay

Uruguay Uruguay is a country of beautiful landscapes, enjoyable music, nice cities, and a great spirit. Montevideo, the capital city, will give you a great opportunity to start your trip around the country and get to know the heart of this amazing land. Uruguay has so much to offer that you will be back home saying how much you want to come back.

Area: 176.261 Km²
Population: 3.360.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 19 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Montevideo (1.325.000 pop.)
Major cities: Salto 90.000 pop., Paysandú 80.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: White 90%, Mestizo 7%, Mulatto and black 3%
Border countries:Brazil NORTH-EAST, Argentina WEST

Principal mountains: Cerro de las Animas 501 m
Principal rivers: Rio Negro 750 Km (uruguayan tract, total 800 Km), Rio Uruguay 600 Km (uruguayan tract, total 1650 Km)
Principal lakes: Lagoa Mirim 3000 Km² (total, with brazilian part)
Principal islands: -
Climate: temperate

Language: Spanish
Religion: Catholic 66%
Currency: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)

Fixed public holidays:1/1, 6/1, 19/4, 1/5, 18/5, 19/6, 18/7, 25/8, 12/10, 1/11, 25/12
Dialling code: 00598
GMT: -3

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