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Geography Statistics of Uruguay

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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)
  • Coastline: 410 miles (660 km)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 67,035 sq miles (173,620 sq km)
    (water) 1,004 sq miles (2,600 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 68,039 sq miles (176,220 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: 19 departments: including; Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo and Treinta y Tres.
  • Horizontal Width: 505 km (289 miles) from Fray Bentos straight east to Merin Lagoon
  • Vertical Length: 453 km (281 miles) from Artigas south to Montevideo

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (2) Argentina, Brazil
  • Geographic Center: 112 km (69 miles) N of Montevideo at coordinates 33 15 S, 56 05 W
  • Highest Point: Mt. Catedral - 1,687 ft. (514 m)
  • Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean - 0 ft. (0 m)
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