|Area Total||176,215 sq km|
|Climate||warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown|
|Natural Resources||arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fish|
|Imports||$8.607 billion (2017 est.) partners: China 20%, Brazil 19.5%, Argentina 12.6%, US 10.9% (2017)|
|Exports||$11.41 billion (2017 est.)m partners: China 19%, Brazil 16.1%, US 5.7%, Argentina 5.4% (2017)|
|Population||3.4 million (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||white 87.7%, black 4.6%, indigenous 2.4%, other
.3%, none or unspecified 5%; note: data represent primary ethnic identity (2011 est.)
News about Uruguay
Uruguay will not host tourists this summer season; borders will remain “technically closed”
on October 26, 2020
“Dear brothers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, the rest of the region and the world, this summer we will not be able to host you as we do every summer. I want you to know that it is a very painful decision, because as Uruguayans and hosts we love to receive you and there is nothing we would love most than to share the summer season with you”, […]
Fitch confirms Uruguay's investment grade at BBB-, but warns about inflation, deficit and public debt
on October 10, 2020
Fitch Ratings, one the world's leading credit rating agency has confirmed Uruguay's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'BBB-', however with a Negative Outlook, despite the country faring much better than its neighbors.
IAATO Antarctic fellowship for a scientist to research micro-plastic in aquatic systems
on October 2, 2020
The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), have announced one of the recipients of the Antarctic Fellowship 2020.
Uruguayan lawmaker, ex Commander-in-Chief, avoids the lifting of immunity due to accord in ruling coalition
on October 1, 2020
It is ten o'clock in the morning and the Senate of Uruguay has several hours of intense debate ahead of it. Only few minutes before midnight, the ruling coalition of parties will have put the lid on the criminal investigation against their partner and current leader of the Cabildo Abierto, investigated for the alleged omission of denouncing the confessions […]
Municipal election in Uruguay: a woman the next mayor of Montevideo and an estimated 90% voters turnout
on September 28, 2020
The next mayor of Uruguay's capital is a woman, Carolina Cosse, an electronics engineer, who has worked in the private sector and more recently in government as head of Uruguay's telecom company and minister of industry.
Mercosur hosts World Tourism Day 2020 official celebrations
on September 28, 2020
For the first time in the history of World Tourism Day, the 2020 official celebration will be hosted by a group of countries and not a single UNWTO Member State. The cross-border cooperation of Mercosur Member States (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay plus Chile, Member Associate) reflects the current need for international solidarity and cooperation. […]
Major challenge for Uruguay's pandemic contention: 2,3 million electors will be voting for local authorities
on September 27, 2020
Uruguayans love to vote and trust the certainty and guarantees of their electoral system. It's part of the Uruguayan ingrained political culture and helps explain the stability of the South American country. This Sunday Uruguayans are again going to the polls to elect the mayors of the 19 counties which make up the political division of the country plus the […]
Uruguay is winning against Covid-19: This is how
on September 26, 2020
by Luke Taylor, The British Medical Journal – Latin America continues to suffer some of the worst tolls of Covid-19, with over seven million recorded infections accounting for nearly half of all daily deaths. But in the region's Southern Cone there is a clear outlier wedged between Brazil to the east, with over 3.5 million confirmed cases, and Argentina […]
Falklands announce COVID-19 relief donation for Uruguayan charity
on September 26, 2020
The Falkland Islands Government has confirmed that, as part of its efforts to contribute to the worldwide Coronavirus relief response, it has made a donation of £5,000 to Centro de Promoción por la Dignidad Humana (CEPRODIH), based in Uruguay.
Argentine currency worthless in Uruguay
on September 24, 2020
For the second day running the Argentine Peso was virtually worthless in neighboring Uruguay foreign exchange houses. On Tuesday the Argentine Peso was worth zero, and on Wednesday there was a modest ten Uruguayan cents offered for the battered Argentine currency.