Uruguay

Uruguay's flagLocation: South America
Official name: Eastern Republic of Uruguay
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1828 / 1828
Capital city: Montevideo
Population: 3.4 million / 50 people per sq mile (19 people per sq km)
Total land area: 68,039 square miles (176,220 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Spanish (official language)
Main religions: Roman Catholic 66%, Other and nonreligious 30%, Jewish 2%, Protestant 2%
Ethnic mix: White 90%, Mestizo 6%, Black 4%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Uruguayan peso = 100 centésimos
Literacy rate: 98%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2818 kilocalories


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