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Uruguay Fast Facts & Figures

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Full name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay
President-elect: Jose Mujica (elected March, 2010)
Ruling Party: Left-wing Broad Front (Frente Amplio in Spanish) Coalition

  • Population: 3.4 million (UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Montevideo
  • Area: 176,215 sq km (68,037 sq miles)
  • Location: Southeastern part of South America, east of the Uruguay river and southeast of
    of Río de la Plata
  • Major language: Spanish or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix spoken near borders with Brazil)
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men), 80 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Uruguayan peso = 100 centésimos
  • Imports partners: Brazil & Argentina (half of all trade) & U.S.
  • Main exports: Meat, rice, leather products & automobiles
  • GNI per capita: US $8,260 (World Bank, 2008)
  • Neighbouring countries: Argentina & Brazil
  • Geographic coordinates: 33 00 S, 56 00 W
  • Internet domain: .uy
  • International dialing code: +598
  • Time zone: Standard Time is GMT (UTC) – 3 (uses daylight saving time)
  • Electricity: 220V/ 50htz

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