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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)
  • Bird: Southern Lapwing
  • Coat of Arms:

    uruguay coat of arms

  • Coat of Arms: The Coat of Arms consists of an oval, divided into four equal sections and crowned by a rising golden sun, the "Sun of May", symbolizing the rising of Uruguay. The oval is surrounded by a laurel branch on the left and a olive one on the right, representing honour and peace.

    In the upper left quadrant there is a scale, representing equality. The upper right quadrant contains the Cerro de Montevideo (Montevideo Hill) with its fortress on the summit, representing strength. In the lower left quadrant, there is a galloping horse, representing liberty. The lower right quadrant shows an ox, representing abundance.
  • Flag of Uruguay
  • Flower: Ceibo
  • Motto: "Libertad o Muerte" "Liberty or Death"

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