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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

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1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the second Sunday in March.

2. 38% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

3. This country has more than 1,992,000 motor vehicles (583 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

4. The national top-level domain is .uy . There are over 74,000 websites with this extension.

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

6. In this country there are more than 32 059 km of paved roads (0,05% of all roads in the world).

7. The country has 133 airports, 11 of the paved surface.

8. In this country there are over 1 641 km of railway tracks.

9. The average speed of fixed-line internet is 5.9 Mb / s, and the maximum is 60.2 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

10. Full name of the country – Eastern Republic of Uruguay.

11. Political system – republic.

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

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


Geography in Uruguay

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1. Over 80% of the country is suitable for agriculture.

2. The country is 1.7 times smaller than Poland.

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

4. The largest river is Uruguay, 1593 km long.

5. The highest peak is Cerro Catedral, 513 m a.s.l.

6. Uruguay has 143780 km2 of agricultural land (82% of the country).

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

8. 15448 km2 of the country’s area is covered by forests (8.8%)

80. The nearest capital in a straight line from Montevideo is Buenos Aires (Argentina) – 207 km.

81. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Montevideo is Seoul (South Korea) – 19,604 km.


Finance in Uruguay

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1. The minimum wage is 10,000 pesos (about PLN 1,319) per month, 500 pesos (about PLN 66) per day and 50 pesos (about PLN 6.6) per hour (data from 2015).

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

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 58 057 000 000 (PLN 248 483 960 000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 56 160,000,000 (PLN 240,364,800,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 year was 62.8% of GDP, which is about: $ 36 459 796 000 (PLN 156 047 926 880),
2018 year was 50.6 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 28 416 960 000 (PLN 121 624 588 800). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 8,319 (PLN 35,606).

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

9. This country has in 2018 more than $ 17,780,000,000 (PLN 76,098 400,000) of the currency reserve (0.14% of all currency reserves countries of the world).

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


Law in Uruguay

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

2. Outside built-up areas, the speed limit on an ordinary road ranges from 75 to 90 km / h, and on express roads from 90 to 110 km / h.

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. In this country, gay marriage is legal since August 1, 2013.


Education in Uruguay

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 96.

4. In a country that is 1,6% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 54 654 people).


Work in Uruguay

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1. The minimum wage is 10,000 pesos (about PLN 1,319) per month, 500 pesos (about PLN 66) per day and 50 pesos (about PLN 6.6) per hour (data from 2015).

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

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 8.1% .

4. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 25,950 U (3,114 PLN).

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

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

7. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Uruguay

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1. Uruguay as the first country in the world December 10, 2013 legalized the cultivation, sale and use of marijuana.

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

3. The largest river is Uruguay, 1593 km long.

4. The highest peak is Cerro Catedral, 513 m a.s.l.

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

6. Lowest temperature: -11 ° C was measured in Melo.

7. Highest temperature: 44.0 ° C was measured in Paysandú.


Army in Uruguay

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1. Uruguay ranks 114th in the ranking of the best armies in the world.

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

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

4. In 2018, more than $ 490,000,000 was allocated to the army (PLN 2,097 200,000).

5. The maritime fleet consists of over 20 ships (2018).


Society in Uruguay

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1. In Uruguay, an average adult consumes about 7.6 liters of pure alcohol annually.

2. Most drink wine – 60%, then beer – 31%, and vodka – 9%.

3. In 2013, 567 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 1.6% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

5. The average IQ level is 96.

6. 25% of adults living in this country are overweight.

7. This is a typical immigrant country. 88% of the population has European roots.

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.8 children.

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

10. About 2,050,000 (2015) 2,400,000 (2018) Facebook accounts were established.

11. The population density is 20 people / km².

12. The main religion is Catholicism, 45%.

13. 10,000 Poles live in Uruguay.

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

15. In this country there are 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%) over 65 years old.

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

17. 318 people out of 1000 have firearms.

18. 93% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

19. More than half of the country’s citizens live in the capital.

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

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


Symbols of Uruguay

1. The motto of the country – “Freedom or death”.


Sport in Uruguay

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


History of Uruguay

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1. Left-hand traffic was in force until September 2, 1945.

2. Uruguay as the first country in the world December 10, 2013 legalized the cultivation, sale and use of marijuana.

3. Independence from Argentina and Brazil was obtained on August 25, 1825.

4. The country joined the UN on December 18, 1945.


Language in Uruguay

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


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What is the highest peak in Uruguay?

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

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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 Uruguay has national colors?

National colors: blue and white.

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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).

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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.

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