Uruguay

Uruguay is the second-smallest country in , wedged between and . The country is known for its colonial-era historic districts in and , popular beaches on the , and beef production—a former meat processing plant in is a world heritage site.

Popular Destinations

is the capital city of Uruguay, located on the east bank of the Rio de la Plata. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

del Sacramento is in southwestern Uruguay, across from on the northern shore of the . Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

is in the citrus growing region of the of Uruguay, on the east bank of the Rio Uruguay. Photo: Claudia Garay, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a beach resort town in Uruguay complete with casinos, beaches, yachts and lots of tourists from all over the world. Photo: NaBUru38, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Destinations

The part of Uruguay on the is much visited for its well-preserved historic sites, pretty colonial towns, and a fair share of beaches and farmland. Photo: Ypsilon from Finland, CC0.

The of Uruguay includes the departments of Cerro Largo, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja and Treinta y Tres. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The of Uruguay is a land of ranchers, cattle, and horses. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The of Uruguay consists of two departments, Maldonado and Rocha, both full of beaches. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Uruguay

Latitude of center
-33° or 33° south
Longitude of center
-56° or 56° west
Population
3,290,000
Elevation
115 metres (377 feet)
Capital
Area
176,220 km² (68,039 miles²)
Currency
Peso (UYU)
Phone code
598
Internet domain
.uy
Open­Street­Map ID
node 432425116
Geo­Names ID
3439705
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Urugway
  • Achinese: Uruguay
  • Afar: Urugvay
  • Afrikaans: Uruguay
  • Akan: Yurugwae
  • Albanian: Uruguaj
  • Albanian: Uruguaji
  • Amharic: ኡሩጓይ
  • Amharic: ኡራጓይ
  • Arabic: Uruguay
  • Arabic: أورجواي
  • Arabic: أوروغواي
  • Arabic: اروغواي
  • Arabic: الأوروغواي
  • Arabic: الجمهورية الشرقية للأوروغواي
  • Arabic: جمهورية الأوروغواي الشرقية
  • Aragonese: Uruguai
  • Armenian: Ուրուգվայ
  • Armenian: Ուրուկուայ
  • Arpitan: Urugoayi
  • Asturian: Uruguay
  • Asturian: Uruguái
  • Aymara: Uruwayi
  • Azerbaijani: Uruqvay
  • Balinese: Uruguay
  • Bambara: Urugwayi
  • Bashkir: Уругвай
  • Basque: Uruguai
  • Bavarian: Uruguay
  • Belarusian: Уругвай
  • Bengali: উরুগুয়ে
  • Bengali: উরুগোয়ে
  • Bengali: উরুগোয়ে
  • Bhojpuri: उरुग्वे
  • Bhojpuri: उरुग्वे गणराज्य
  • Bhojpuri: उरुग्वे रिपब्लिक
  • Bishnupriya: উরুগুয়ে
  • Bislama: Uruguay
  • Bosnian: Urugvaj
  • Breton: Uruguay
  • Bulgarian: Република Уругвай
  • Bulgarian: Уругвай
  • Burmese: ဥရုဂွေး
  • Burmese: ဥရုဂွေးနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Uruguai
  • Cebuano: Uruguay
  • Central Bikol: Uruguay
  • Central Kurdish: ئوروگوای
  • Chavacano: Uruguay
  • Chechen: Уругвай
  • Cheyenne: Uruguay
  • Chinese: Uruguay
  • Chinese: 乌拉圭
  • Chinese: 乌拉圭东岸共和国
  • Chinese: 烏拉圭
  • Chinese: 烏拉圭東岸共和國
  • Church Slavic: Оуроугваи
  • Chuvash: Уругвай
  • Cornish: Urugway
  • Corsican: Uruguai
  • Corsican: Uruguay
  • Crimean Tatar: Urugvay
  • Croatian: Urugvaj
  • Czech: Uruguay
  • Danish: Uruguay
  • Dhivehi: އުރުގުއޭ
  • Dimli (individual language): Uruguay
  • Dotyali: उरुग्वे
  • Dutch: URY
  • Dutch: UY
  • Dutch: Uruguay
  • Eastern Mari: Уругвай
  • Egyptian Arabic: اوروجواى
  • English: Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • English: República Oriental del Uruguay
  • English: URU
  • English: uy
  • English: 🇺🇾
  • Esperanto: Orienta Respubliko Urugvajo
  • Esperanto: UY
  • Esperanto: Urugvajo
  • Estonian: Uruguay
  • Estonian: Uruguay Idavabariik
  • Ewe: Uruguay
  • Ewe: uruguaydukɔ
  • Extremaduran: Uruguai
  • Faroese: Uruguai
  • Faroese: Uruguei
  • Fiji Hindi: Uruguay
  • Fijian: Uruguay
  • Finnish: Uruguay
  • Finnish: Uruguayn itäinen tasavalta
  • French: UY
  • French: Uruguay
  • French: la République orientale de l’Uruguay
  • Fulah: Uruguwaay
  • Gagauz: Urugvay
  • Galician: Uruguai - Uruguay
  • Galician: Uruguai
  • Ganda: Uruguay
  • Ganda: Wurugwayi
  • Georgian: ურუგვაი
  • German: Republik Östlich des Uruguay
  • German: República Oriental del Uruguay
  • German: Uruguay
  • Goan Konkani: Uruguay
  • Goan Konkani: उरुग्वे
  • Gothic: 𐌿𐍂𐌿𐌰𐌷𐍅𐌰
  • Greek: Ανατολική Δημοκρατία της Ουρουγουάης
  • Greek: Ουρουγουάη
  • Guarani: Uruguái
  • Guianese Creole French: Lourougwé
  • Gujarati: ઉરુગ્વે
  • Haitian: Irigwe
  • Hakka Chinese: Uruguay
  • Hausa: Uruguay
  • Hausa: Yurugai
  • Hebrew: אורגוואי
  • Hebrew: אורוגואי
  • Hebrew: אורוגוואי
  • Hindi: उरुग्वे
  • Hindi: उरूग्वे
  • Hindi: युरूगुए
  • Hungarian: Uruguay
  • Icelandic: Úrúgvæ
  • Ido: Uruguay
  • Igbo: Uruguay
  • Iloko: Uruguay
  • Inari Sami: Uruguay
  • Inari Sami: Uruguay täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Uruguay
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Uruguay
  • Interlingue: Uruguay
  • Irish: Uragua
  • Irish: Urugua
  • Italian: URY
  • Italian: Uruguay
  • Jamaican Creole English: Yurugwai
  • Japanese: ウルグァイ
  • Japanese: ウルグアイ
  • Japanese: ウルグアイ共和国
  • Japanese: ウルグアイ東方共和国
  • Javanese: Uruguay
  • Kabiyè: Uruguwe
  • Kabyle: Urugway
  • Kalaallisut: Uruguay
  • Kalmyk: Уругаймудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಉರುಗ್ವೆ
  • Kannada: ಉರುಗ್ವೇ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Urugvay
  • Kazakh: Уругвай
  • Khmer: អ៊ុយរុយហ្គាយ
  • Kikuyu: Urugwai
  • Kinyarwanda: Irigwe
  • Kirghiz: Уругвай
  • Kongo: Urugway
  • Korean: 우루과이
  • Kurdish: Ûrûguay
  • Kurdish: ئوروگوای
  • Ladino: Uruguay
  • Lao: Uruguay
  • Lao: ປະເທດອຸຣຸກວັຍ
  • Lao: ປະເທດອູຣູກວາຍ
  • Lao: ລູກວຍອຸຣ
  • Latgalian: Urugvajs
  • Latin: Uraquaria
  • Latvian: Urugvaja
  • Lezghian: Уругвай
  • Ligurian: Uruguay
  • Limburgan: Uruguay
  • Lingala: Irigwei
  • Lingala: Ulugwai
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Uruguai
  • Literary Chinese: 烏拉圭
  • Lithuanian: Urugvajus
  • Livvi: Urugvai
  • Lojban: uruguais
  • Lombard: Uruguay
  • Low German: Uruguay
  • Lower Sorbian: Uruguay
  • Luba-Katanga: Irigwei
  • Luxembourgish: Uruguay
  • Macedonian: Уругвај
  • Madurese: Uruguay
  • Maithili: उरुग्वे
  • Malagasy: Orogoay
  • Malagasy: Uruguay
  • Malay: Uruguay
  • Malayalam: ഉറുഗ്വേ
  • Maltese: Repubblika Orjentali tal-Urugwaj
  • Maltese: Urugwaj
  • Manx: Yn Ooraguay
  • Maori: Urukoi
  • Maori: Urukuai
  • Marathi: उरुग्वे
  • Mazanderani: اروگوئه
  • Min Dong Chinese: Uruguay
  • Min Nan Chinese: Uruguay
  • Minangkabau: Uruguay
  • Mingrelian: ურუგვაი
  • Mongolian: Уругвай
  • Moroccan Arabic: أوروݣواي
  • Moroccan Arabic: ؤروڭواي
  • Neapolitan: Uruguay
  • Nepali: उरुग्वे
  • Nepali: युरूगुए
  • Newari: उरुग्वे
  • North Ndebele: Yurugwai
  • Northern Frisian: Uruguay
  • Northern Luri: اوروگوئه
  • Northern Sami: Uruguay
  • Northern Sami: Uruguay dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Uruguay
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken øst for Uruguay
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Uruguay
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Uruguay
  • Novial: Uruguay
  • Occitan (post 1500): Uruguai
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Uruguay
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Uruquaria
  • Oriya: ଉରୁଗୁଏ
  • Oromo: Uraaguwaay
  • Ossetian: Уругвай
  • Pali: उरुग्वाय
  • Pampanga: Uruguay
  • Pangasinan: Uruguay
  • Panjabi: ਉਰੂਗੁਏ
  • Papiamento: Uruguai
  • Papiamento: Uruguay
  • Pennsylvania German: Uruguay
  • Persian: اروگوئه
  • Persian: اوروگوئه
  • Picard: Uruguay
  • Piemontese: Uruguay
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Uruguay
  • Polish: Urugwaj
  • Portuguese: República Oriental do Uruguai
  • Portuguese: Uruguai
  • Pushto: یوروګوای
  • Quechua: Uruwayi
  • Romanian: Uruguay
  • Romansh: Uruguay
  • Rundi: Irigwe
  • Rundi: Uruguay
  • Russia Buriat: Уругвай
  • Russian: Восточная Республика Уругвай
  • Russian: Уругвай
  • Rusyn: Уругвай
  • Sakizaya: Uruguay
  • Samoan: Iurukuei
  • Samogitian: Urugvajos
  • Sango: Uruguëe
  • Sanskrit: उरुग्वाय
  • Sardinian: Uruguay
  • Saterfriesisch: Uruguay
  • Scots: Uruguay
  • Scottish Gaelic: Uruguaidh
  • Serbian: Urugvaj
  • Serbian: Уругвај
  • Serbo-Croatian: Urugvaj
  • Shan: မိူင်းဢုရုၵူၺ်း
  • Shona: Uruguay
  • Sicilian: Uruguai
  • Silesian: Urugwaj
  • Sindhi: يوراگوائي
  • Sinhala: උරුගුවායි
  • Skolt Sami: Uruguay
  • Skolt Sami: Uruguay nuõrtt tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Uruguaj
  • Slovenian: Urugvaj
  • Somali: Uruguay
  • Somali: Uruguwaay
  • South Azerbaijani: اوروقوئه
  • South Azerbaijani: اوروگوئه
  • Spanish: República Oriental de Uruguay
  • Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay
  • Spanish: Uruguay
  • Sundanese: Uruguay
  • Swahili: Uruguay
  • Swahili: Urugwai
  • Swedish: Republiken Uruguay
  • Swedish: Uruguay
  • Swiss German: Uruguay
  • Tagalog: Uruguay
  • Tajik: Уругвай
  • Tajik: Уругуай
  • Tamil: உருகுவே
  • Tamil: உருகுவை
  • Tatar: Уругвай
  • Telugu: ఉరుగువే
  • Telugu: ఉరుగ్వే
  • Telugu: ఉరూగ్వే
  • Tetum: Uruguai
  • Thai: ประเทศอุรุกวัย
  • Thai: อุรุกวัย
  • Tibetan: ཨུ་རུ་གུ་ཡེ།
  • Tibetan: ཨུ་རུ་གྷེ།
  • Tigrinya: ምብራቓዊት ሪፓብሊክ ኡራጓይ
  • Tigrinya: ኡሩጓይ
  • Tigrinya: ኡራጓይ
  • Tok Pisin: Yuruguwai
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻUlukuei
  • Tosk Albanian: Uruguay
  • Tunisian Arabic: الأوروڨواي
  • Turkish: Uruguay
  • Turkmen: Urugwaý
  • Udmurt: Уругвай
  • Uighur: ئۇرۇگۋاي
  • Ukrainian: Уругвай
  • Ukrainian: Уруґвай
  • Upper Sorbian: Uruguay
  • Urdu: یوراگوئے
  • Urdu: یوروگوئے
  • Uzbek: Urugvay
  • Venetian: Uruguai
  • Venetian: Uruguay
  • Veps: Päivnouzmaižen Urugvain Tazovaldkund
  • Veps: Urugvai
  • Vietnamese: U-ru-goay (Uruguay)
  • Vietnamese: U-ru-goay
  • Vietnamese: Uruguay
  • Vlaams: Uruguay
  • Vlax Romani: Uruguay
  • Volapük: Luruguyän
  • Võro: Uruguay
  • Walloon: Ourougway
  • Waray (Philippines): Uruguay
  • Welsh: Uruguay
  • Welsh: Wrwgwái
  • Western Armenian: Ուրուկուէյ
  • Western Frisian: Oerûguay
  • Western Frisian: Urûguay
  • Western Mari: Уругвай
  • Western Panjabi: یوراگوۓ
  • Wolof: Uruguwaay
  • Wu Chinese: 乌拉圭
  • Yakut: Уругуай
  • Yiddish: אורוגוויי
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Nruguayi
  • Yoruba: Uruguay
  • Yoruba: Urugúáì
  • Yue Chinese: 烏拉圭
  • Zeeuws: Uruguay
  • Zhuang: Uruguay
  • Zulu: i-Uruguay
  • Banda Oriental
  • Republica del Uruguay

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