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Uruguay's Information

Flag of Uruguay
Land Area 175,015 km2
Water Area 1,200 km2
Total Area 176,215km2 (#89)
Population 3,351,016 (#135)
Population Density 19.15/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $73.25 Billion
GDP Per Capita $20,300
Currency Peso (UYU)
Largest Cities
  • 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"
This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

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