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Where is Uruguay?

map showing the location of Uruguay

Located in the continent of South America, Uruguay covers 175,015 square kilometers of land and 1,200 square kilometers of water, making it the 91st largest nation in the world with a total area of 176,215 square kilometers.

Uruguay became an independent state in 1828, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Uruguay is 3,316,328 (2012) and the nation has a density of 19 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Uruguay is the Uruguay Peso en Unidades Indexadas (URUIURUI) (UYI). As well, the people of Uruguay are refered to as Uruguayan.

The dialing code for the country is 598 and the top level internet domain for Uruguayan sites is .uy.

Uruguay shares land borders with 2 countries: Argentina, Brazil.

To learn more, visit our detailed Uruguay section.

Quick facts

Population 3,316,328
Density 18.9 / km2 ( 49.1 / mi2 )
Language Spanish
Independence Year 1828
Capital Montevideo (Montevideo)
Currency Uruguay Peso en Unidades Indexadas (URUIURUI)
GDP 57,471,277,325 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 17,330 (2014 data)
Land Area 175,015 km2 (67,574 mi2)
Water Area 1,200 km2 (463 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Argentina, Brazil
Minimum Longitude -58.440
Maximum Longitude -53.070
Mininum Latitude -34.980
Maximum Latitude -30.080

What is the capital of Uruguay?

map showing the location of Uruguay
Location of Montevideo on a map.

Montevideo is the capital city of Uruguay. It has a population of 1,270,737, and is located on a latitue of -34.9 and longitude of -56.19.

Montevideo is also the political center of Uruguay, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Montevideo, the Capital Of Uruguay

City Montevideo
Country Uruguay
Population 1,270,737
Longitude -56.18816000
Latitude -34.90328000
Elevation 34 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Uruguay

Rank City Population
#1Montevideo1,270,737
#2Salto99,823
#3Paysandu73,249
#4Las Piedras69,682
#5Rivera64,631
#6Maldonado55,478
#7Tacuarembo51,854
#8Melo51,023

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.