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.
To learn more, visit our detailed Uruguay section.
|Density||18.9 / km2 ( 49.1 / mi2 )|
|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|
What is the capital of Uruguay?
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
|Elevation||34 meters over sea level|
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