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Uruguay's Quick Facts

Land Area 175,015 km2
Water Area 1,200 km2
Total Area 176,215 km2
Population 3,351,016
Population Density 19.02 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $73.25 Billion
GDP Per Capita $20,300
Currency Peso (UYU)
Largest Cities
  • Montevideo (1,270,737)
  • Salto (99,823)
  • Paysandu (73,249)
  • Las Piedras (69,682)
  • Rivera (64,631)
  • Maldonado (55,478)
  • Tacuarembo (51,854)
  • Melo (51,023)
  • Mercedes (42,359)
  • Artigas (41,909)
  • Name: Uruguay
    (long form) Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Capital City: Montevideo (1,336,878 pop.)
    (1,800,000 metro)
  • Uruguay Population: 3,324,460 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
    (conversion rates)

    Uruguayan Pesos
    Two Thousand Uruguayan Pesos
  • Ethnicity: White 88%, Mestizo 8%, Black 4%, Amerindian (practically nonexistent)
  • GDP total: $53.55 billion (2012)
  • GDP per capita: $15,800 (2012)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official), Portunol
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Montevideo, Salto, Paysandu, Las Piedras, Rivera, Maldonado, Tacuarembo, Melo, Mercedes, Artigas
  • Name: The name Uruguay means "river where the loud painted birds live" in the Guarani language.
  • National Day: August 25
  • Religion: Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1%
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