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Beside a country profile with facts and figures, the page contains links to sources which provide you with all the information you need to know about this South American nation, e.g.: official web sites of Uruguay, addresses of Uruguayan and foreign embassies, domestic airlines, city- and country guides with extensive travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local newspapers from Uruguay.
Uruguay's Capital Montevideo © uruwashi.org
Eastern Republic of Uruguay | República Oriental del Uruguay
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A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By the end of the year the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand its hold throughout the government. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985. Uruguay's political and labor conditions are among the freest on the continent.
(Source: CIA - The World Factbook)
border countries: Argentina, Brazil
República Oriental del Uruguay
short form: Uruguay
int'l long form: Eastern Republic of Uruguay
former: Banda Oriental, Cisplatine Province
ISO Country Code: uy
Local Time = UTC -3h
Actual Time: Fri-May-22 17:37
Country Calling Code: +598
Capital City: Montevideo (pop.: 1.3 million)
Other Cities: Maldonado
Type: Constitutional Republic.
Independence: 25 August 1825 (from Brazil)
Constitution: First 1830, current 1967, most recently amended December 1996.
Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil.
Area: 176,000 km² (68,000 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Plains and low hills; 84% agricultural.
Population: 3.25 million (2011 census)
Ethnic groups (est.): European descent 93%, African descent 5%, mestizo 1%, Amerindian (practically nonexistent).
Religions: Roman Catholic 52%, Protestant and other Christian 16%, Jewish 2%, non-professing or other 30%.
Natural resources: Arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fisheries.
Agriculture products: Rice, wheat, corn, barley; livestock; fish.
Industries: Food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages.
Exports partners: Brazil 19.4%, USA 18%, Germany 6.6%, Argentina 6.4% (2004)
Imports partners: Argentina 21.3%, Brazil 17.1%, USA 12.3%, China 6.9%, Russia 5.1% (2004)
Currency: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
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Official Sites of UruguayRepública Oriental del Uruguay
The Government of Uruguay.
Presidencia de la República Oriental del Uruguay
Official site of the presidency of Uruguay.
Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
The Ministry of External Relations (in Spanish).
Misión Permanente de Uruguay ante las Naciones Unidas
Permanent Mission of Uruguay to the United Nations.
Embassy of Uruguay
Uruguay's Embassy in Washington D.C.
Uruguay's Diplomatic Missions Abroad
Address list of Diplomatic Missions.
Foreign Diplomatic Missions
Address list of Foreign Diplomatic Missions in Uruguay.
Instituto Nacional de Estadistica
The National Institute for Statistics.
Map of Uruguay
Political Map of Uruguay.
Google Earth Uruguay
Searchable map and satellite view of Uruguay.
Google Earth Montevideo
Searchable map and satellite view of Uruguay's capital city.
Map of South America
Reference map of South America.
Business news (in Spanish)
Uruguay's daily (in Spanish)
Local news (in Spanish)
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Arts & CultureArtemercosur
Artists, mueseums and foundations of Uruguay (Spanish).
Museo del Gaucho
Gaucho history (Spanish)
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
Museum of Visual Arts, Montevideo
Museo Virtual de Artes El Pais
Contemporary Uruguayan Art
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Business & EconomyBanco Central del Uruguay
Central Bank of Uruguay
Bolsa de Valores de Montevideo
Bolsa Electrónica de Valores del Uruguay S.A.
Cámara de industrias del Uruguay
Uruguay Chamber of Industry
Uruguay based airline
Destination Uruguay - Travel and Tour GuidesDiscover Uruguay: accommodation, hotels, thermal tourism, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, cruising, sailing, diving and much more.
The Country of Encounter - Information by the Ministry of Tourism of Uruguay.
Punta del Este
Hotel and travel guide to Punta del Este, one of South America's most glamorous and exclusive destinations.
History, Geography, Climatology, Administration and Government, Economy, Population and Statistics.
A guide to Uruguay with country and tourist information and a reservation system for hotels in Uruguay.
The City of Montevideo.
Uruguayan Montevideo community portal with news and information (in Spanish).
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Punta del Este © Ministerio de Turismo
EducationUniversidad Católica del Uruguay
Universidad de la República Uruguay
Founded in 1906
Environment & NatureDirección Nacional de Medio Ambiente
Uruguay's National directorate for the environment.
Instituto del Tercer Mundo (ITeM)
The Third World Insitute, performs information, communication and education activities on an international level, concerning development and environment-related activities.
Environmental project which aims to encourage the citizens participation in the resolution of environmental problems. (in Spanish)
REDES - Amigos de la Tierra Uruguay
Friends of Earth, Uruguay (in Spanish)
World Rainforest Movement
Movement to defend the world's rainforests.
Brief history of Uruguay by the Embassy of Uruguay.
WWW-VL History: Uruguay
Index of online resources in English and Spanish pertaining the history of this country.
Directory of Uruguayan web sites.
An Uruguay search engine and directory.
Buscador de Sitios Web Uruguayos. Search engine and directory (in Spanish).
Additional Information on UruguayBBC News Country Profile: Uruguay
Latin American Network Information Center on Uruguay.
Open Directory Project: Uruguay
The World Factbook -- Uruguay
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