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Last update : 19 February 2019


Uruguay information

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Capital : Montevideo
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  Uruguayan peso
Population : 3 480 222
Area : 176 215 km2

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Uruguay facts

1. Independence from Argentina and Brazil was obtained on August 25, 1825.
2. The population density is 20 people / km².
3. The country is 1.7 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 45%.
5. The largest river is Uruguay, which is 1593 km long.
6. The full name of the country – Eastern Uruguay.
7. Political system – republic.
8. There are 10,000 Poles living in Uruguay.
9. The highest peak is Cerro Catedral, 513 m above sea level.
10. The motto of the country – “Freedom or death.”
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11. More than half of the citizens of this country live in the capital.

12. The president is also the head of state and head of government.

13. Uruguayans are famous for eating a lot of meat. They have high quality beef.

14. It is the smallest country (in terms of population) who ever won the World Cup in football (1930 and 1950).

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15. Over 80% of the country’s area is suitable for agriculture.

16. It is a typical immigrant country. 88% of the population have European roots.

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17. Uruguay was the first country in the world on December 10, 2013 legalized the cultivation, sale and use of marijuana.

Autor: Królik

18. The minimum wage is 10,000 pesos per month, 500 pesos per day and 50 pesos per hour (data from 2015).

19. The amount of income tax in Uruguay is 25%.

20. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.1% .

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21. In Uruguay, an average adult consumes about 7.6 liters of pure alcohol a year.

22. The most wine is drunk – 60%, then beer – 31%, and vodka – 9%.

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23. In this country, compulsory education lasts 14 years.

24. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

25. The average IQ level is 96.

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26. In this country there are 1.6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 54 654 people).

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27. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (moving clockwise by one hour) is on the second Sunday of March.

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28. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

29. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road ranges from 75 to 90 km / h, and on highways from 90 to 110 km / h.

30. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.3 per mille.

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31. In 2013, 567 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

32. 38% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

33. The country has over 1,992,000 motor vehicles registered (583 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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34. 1.6% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

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35. In this country there are over 32 059 km of paved roads (0.05% of all roads in the world).

36. In this country there are 133 airports, 11 of the paved surface.

37. In this country there are more than 1 641 km of railway tracks.

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38. In this country over 2,200,000 (2015) 3 059 727 (2018) people have access to internet (around 88% of the population).

39. Around 2,050,000 (2015) 2,400,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

40. The average internet connection speed is 5.9 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 60.2 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

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41. The country’s top-level domain is .uy . There are over 74,000 websites with such an extension.

42. The most popular pages with the extension .uy are: google.com.uy, mercadolibre.com.uy and elpais.com.uy.

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43. The country has 2018 over $17,780,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.14% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

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44. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $58 057 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $56 160 000 000 .

45. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 62.8% GDP, or around: $36,459,776,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 50.6% GDP, or around: $28 416 960 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about 8 819.

46. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 the year was around: $24 190 000 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $38,726,000,000 .

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47. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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48. In this country homosexual marriages are legal from August 1, 2013.

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49. In this country the average adult person smokes 64 cigarettes a month.

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50. The lowest temperature: -11 °C was measured in Melo.

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51. The highest temperature: 44.0 °C was measured in Paysandú.

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52. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

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53. The average life expectancy in this country is 76.4 years (women – 79.9 years and men – 72.7 years).

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54. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

55. 10 women give birth to 18 children on average

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56. The average age of people living in this country is 34.5 years.

57. The country is around:
721 000 people (20.73%) in the age range 0-14 years.
2,270,000 people (65.23%) in the age range 15-64 years.
488 600 people (14.04%) who are over 65 years old.

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58. In this country, about 45 500 children are born each year (1.3% of the population), and about 32 900 people die (0.9% of the population).

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59. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.

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60. Left-sided traffic was in effect until September 2, 1945.

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61. There are 143780 km2 of agricultural land in Uruguay (82% of the country).

62. 318 people in 1000 possess firearms.

63. The highest located city in the country is Santa Clara de Olimar.

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64. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 43 days.

65. He joined the United Nations on December 18, 1945.

66. The work week is 48 hours.

67. 93% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

68. 15448 km2 of the country is covered by forests (8.8%)

69. The last death penalty was carried out in 1905.

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70. Uruguay is number 114 in the best world armies.

71. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 25,000 professional and 900 reservists.

72. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 79 tanks, 434 armored vehicles, 49 jet aircraft and 12 helicopters.

73. The army in 2018 was assigned over 490,000,000 dollars.

74. The naval fleet consists of more than 20 ships (2018).

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75. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 36%, and for companies 25% (2018).

76. The tax on goods and services is 22% (2018).

77. The level of inflation in 2018 is 8.4%.

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78. Uruguay has 100 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Autor: Vinamra

79. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is USD 25 950.

Autor: Daria

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What is the highest peak in Uruguay?
The highest peak in Uruguay is Cerro Catedral (513 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Uruguay?
Uruguay is the largest river.

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What is the largest lake in Uruguay?
The largest lake in Uruguay is Río Negro (1 400 km2).

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What is the national dish?
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What Uruguay has national colors?
National colors: blue and white.

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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
National sport is Destrezas and Criollas.

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Which countries borders Uruguay?
Uruguay borders with such countries as: Argentina 580 km, Brazil 1 068 km.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 34.5 years.

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What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 10,000 pesos per month, 500 pesos per day and 50 pesos per hour (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Uruguay?
The population density is 20 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
The motto of the country – “Freedom or death.”

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 44 ° C was measured in Paysandú.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -11 ° C was measured in Melo.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta