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About Uruguay in detail
Where is Uruguay?
Uruguay, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 34 51 S 56 10 W otherwise in South America, in Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil.
What is the capital city of Uruguay?
The capital city of Uruguay is: Montevideo.
What is the time in Montevideo?
It is 2 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Montevideo is: UTC-3.
What is the Internet code for Uruguay?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Uruguay is: .uy
What is the size of Uruguay?
The territory of Uruguay is total: 176,215 sq km; land: 175,015 sq km, water: 1,200 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Uruguay is slightly smaller than the state of Washington.
If we would like to walk around and discover Uruguay, we can do that by covering the distance of total: 1,591 km.
What is the water coverage of Uruguay?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Uruguay is covered by water (see below), and this includes 660 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Uruguay?
The climate of Uruguay is warm temperate: freezing temperatures almost unknown.
Geographical data of Uruguay
The elevation of Uruguay; mean elevation: 109 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m, highest point: Cerro Catedral 514 m.
The typical geographical details of Uruguay include mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Uruguay is second-smallest South American country (after Suriname); most of the low-lying landscape (three-quarters of the country) is grassland, ideal for cattle and sheep raising.
Resources and land use of Uruguay
The country’s main mined products are arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fish. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 87.2%; arable land 10.1%; permanent crops 0.2%; permanent pasture 76.9%; forest: 10.2%; other: 2.6% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Uruguay
The number of inhabitants of Uruguay is 3,351,016 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that most of the country's population resides in the southern half of the country; approximately 80% of the populace is urban, living in towns or cities; nearly half of the population lives in and around the capital of Montevideo.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 95.3% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Uruguay is concentrated in MONTEVIDEO (capital) 1.707 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Uruguay
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: white 88%, mestizo 8%, black 4%, Amerindian (practically nonexistent).
Spoken languages in Uruguay
The spoken languages in Uruguay are the following: Spanish (official language), Portunol, Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier).
What are the most important religions in Uruguay?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1% (2006).
Further population data of Uruguay
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 20.44% (male 348,547 / female 336,435) 15-24 years: 15.78% (male 267,848 / female 260,990) 25-54 years: 39.23% (male 649,702 / female 664,933) 55-64 years: 10.41% (male 164,201 / female 184,784) 65 years and over: 14.13% (male 189,197 / female 284,379) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Uruguay is 0.27% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Uruguay the birth rate is 13 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 9.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Uruguay the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Uruguay, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Uruguay are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 8.6% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Uruguay
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Uruguay has a free market economy characterized by an export-oriented agricultural sector, a well-educated workforce, and high levels of social spending. Uruguay has sought to expand trade within the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) and with non-MercFollowing financial difficulties in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Uruguay's economic growth averaged 8% annually during the period 2004-08. The 2008-09 global financial crisis put a brake on Uruguay's vigorous growth, which decelerated to 2.6% in 2009.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Uruguay is $54.37 billion (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Uruguay is 0.1% (2016 estimate) 1% (2015 estimate) 3.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Uruguay this is $21,600 (2016 estimate) $21,600 (2015 estimate) $21,500 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Uruguay produces?
The main agricultural products of Uruguay are soybeans, rice, wheat; beef, dairy products; fish; lumber, cellulose.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages.
Drinking water source in Uruguay
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 93.9% of population, total: 99.7% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 6.1% of population, total: 0.3% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Uruguay
In Uruguay, the average number of childbirth is 1.81 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Uruguay
The average age of the population is total: 34.7 years; male: 33 years, female: 36.4 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Uruguay it is 18 years of age, universal and compulsory.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Uruguay is -0.9 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: 3-5 years.
Is Uruguay a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Uruguay
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Uruguay density of the hospital beds is 2.5 beds / 1,000 population (2012).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Uruguay the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Uruguay the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Uruguay is 27.6% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Uruguay? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Uruguay are seasonally high winds (the pampero is a chilly and occasional violent wind that blows north from the Argentine pampas), droughts, floods; because of the absence of mountains, which act as weather barriers, all locations are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes from weather fronts.
More interesting facts about Uruguay
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Montevideo, founded by the Spanish in 1726 as a military stronghold, soon took advantage of its natural harbor to become an important commercial center. Claimed by Argentina but annexed by Brazil in 1821, Uruguay declared its independence four years later and secured its freedom in 1828 after a three-year struggle. The administrations of President Jose BATLLE in the early 20th century launched widespread political, social, and economic reforms that established a statist tradition. A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement named the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to cede control of the government to the military in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand its hold over the government. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985. In 2004, the left-of-center Frente Amplio Coalition won national elections that effectively ended 170 years of political control previously held by the Colorado and Blanco parties. Uruguay's political and labor conditions are among the freest on the continent.
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Uruguay: 25 August 1825 (from Brazil).
The flag and other symbols of Uruguay
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, nine equal horizontal stripes of white (top and bottom) alternating with blue; a white square in the upper hoist-side corner with a yellow sun bearing a human face known as the Sun of May with 16 rays that alternate between triangular and wavy; the stripes represent the nine original departments of Uruguay; the sun symbol evokes the legend of the sun breaking through the clouds on 25 May 1810 as independence was first declared from Spain (Uruguay subsequently won its independence from Brazil); the sun features are said to represent those of Inti, the Inca god of the sun. Note: the banner was inspired by the national colors of Argentina and by the design of the US flag.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Uruguay: Sun of May (a sun-with-face symbol); national colors: blue, white, yellow.
Constitution of Uruguay
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Uruguay?
Most of the times, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Uruguay is a civil law system based on the Spanish civil code.
It was Aristotle, who founded Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Uruguay, we can highlight the following structures bicameral General Assembly or Asamblea General consists of the Chamber of Senators or Camara de Senadores (31 seats; members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote; the vice-president serves as the presiding ex-officio member; elected members serve 5-year terms) and the Chamber of Representatives or Camara de Representantes (99 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms)elections: Chamber of Senators - last held on 26 October 2014 (next to be held in October 2019); Chamber of Representatives - last held on 26 October 2014 (next to be held in October 2019)election results: Chamber of Senators - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Frente Amplio 15, Blanco 10, Colorado Party 4, Independent Party 1; Chamber of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Frente Amplio 50, Blanco 32, Colorado Party 13, Independent Party 3, Popular Assembly 1.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Uruguay
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Uruguay the labor force is 1.736 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Uruguay is total: 8.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 9.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 7.6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Uruguay is 7.6% (2016 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Uruguay, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.9% highest 10%: 34.4% (2010 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Uruguay the GINI index is .45,3 (2010).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Uruguay, the people living under the poverty line is the lowest 10%: 1.9% highest 10%: 34.4% (2010 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Uruguay
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Uruguay is; revenues: $14.29 billion, expenditures: $15.9 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 26.3% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Uruguay is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Uruguay
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 10.2% (2016 estimate), 8.7% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 15.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Uruguay
Uruguay, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Uruguay is: $9.042 billion (2016 estimate), $9.067 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: beef, soybeans, cellulose, rice, wheat, wood, dairy products; wool.
The most important export partners of Uruguay are the China 15%, Brazil 14.4%, US 6.5%, Argentina 4.9% (2015).
The most important imported products are: refined oil, crude oil, passenger and other transportation vehicles, vehicle parts, cellular phones, and the countries from where the import is coming: Brazil 18.2%, China 17.4%, Argentina 12.6%, US 9.1%, Germany 4.5%, Nigeria 4.1% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Uruguay
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Uruguay, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 53.6% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 2% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Uruguay, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Uruguay; fully digitalizeddomestic: most modern facilities concentrated in Montevideo; nationwide microwave radio relay network; overall fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity over 195 telephones per 100 personsinternational: country code - 598; the UNISOR submarine cable system provides direct connectivity to Brazil and Argentina; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Uruguay
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Uruguay: 133 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Uruguay: total: 77,732 km, paved: 7,743 km, unpaved: 69,989 km (2010).
The total length of the waterways in Uruguay: 1,600 km (2011).
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Facts & data about Uruguay
Name of the country: conventional long form: Oriental Republic of Uruguay, conventional short form: Uruguay, local long form: Republica Oriental del Uruguay, local short form: Uruguay, former: Banda Oriental, Cisplatine Province, etymology: the Guarani Indians named the Uruguay River, which makes up the western border of the country and whose name later came to be applied to the entire country.
|Abbrevation: Uruguay||Geographic coordinates:
33 00 S, 56 00 W
|Country location: South America|
|Capital of Uruguay: Montevideo||GPS of the Capital:
34 51 S 56 10 W
|Position: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil|
|Land area: total: 176,215 sq km; land: 175,015 sq km, water: 1,200 sq km||Terrain: mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than the state of Washington|
|Population: 3,351,016 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.27% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.04 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.98 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.89 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.66 male(s) / female, total population: 0.94 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $9.042 billion (2016 estimate), $9.067 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $9.075 billion (2016 estimate), $9.345 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: Brazil 18.2%, China 17.4%, Argentina 12.6%, US 9.1%, Germany 4.5%, Nigeria 4.1% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 95.3% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MONTEVIDEO (capital) 1.707 million (2015)||Median age: total: 34.7 years; male: 33 years, female: 36.4 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 2.159 million. Percent of population: 64.6% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 1,106,431. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 33 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 5.495 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 164 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 7.6% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Uruguayan(s) adjective: Uruguayan||National holidays: Independence Day, 25 August (1825)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 77.2 years. Male: 74.1 years, female: 80.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 1.81 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 13 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 98.5%; male: 98.2%, female: 98.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law system based on the Spanish civil code||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal and compulsory|
|Industries: food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages||Industrial production growth rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 0.1% (2016 estimate) 1% (2015 estimate) 3.2% (2014 estimate)|
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