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Countries of the World: Uruguay
Resources about Uruguay including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Economy of Uruguay Gross domestic product (GDP): $40.7 billion (2010, IMF); $31.5 billion (2009); $31.2 billion (2008); $23.9 billion (2007); $19.8 billion (2006); $17.4 billion (2005). Annual growth rate: 2.9% (2009); 8.9% (2008); 7.6% (2007); 4.6% (2006); 7.5% (2005). Per capita GDP: $12,129 (2010, IMF); $9,457 (2009); $9,357 (2008); $7,209 (2007); $5,977 (2006); $5,254 (2005); $4,146 (2004). Natural resources: Arable land, pastures, hydroelectric power, granite, marble, fisheries. Agriculture (9% of GDP): Products--beef, wool, rice, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, fish, forestry. Industry (14% of GDP): Types--food processing, electrical machinery, wool, textiles, leather, leather apparel, beverages and tobacco, chemicals, cement, petroleum products, transportation equipment. Services: Commerce, restaurants and hotels--14% of GDP. Construction--7% of GDP. Other services--56% of GDP. Trade: Exports (2009, f.o.b.)--$5.5 billion ($6.5 billion including exports of cellulose pulp and beverage concentrates from free trade zones): beef, rice, dairy products, wood, soy and leather. Major markets--Brazil, Argentina, China, Russia, Venezuela, U.S. Imports (2009, c.i.f.)--$6.9 billion: oil, planes, telephony equipment, insecticides, vehicles, paper, plastics. Major suppliers-- Brazil, Argentina, China, United States, Venezuela.

Geography of Uruguay Area: 176,220 sq. km. (68,000 sq. mi.); slightly smaller than the state of Washington. Cities: Capital--Montevideo (est. pop. 1.34 million). Terrain: Plains and low hills, fertile coastal lowland; 84% agricultural. Climate: Temperate.

Government of Uruguay Type: Constitutional republic. Independence: August 25, 1825. Constitution: First 1830, current 1967, most recently amended January 1997. Branches: Executive--president (chief of state and head of government). Legislative--General Assembly elected by proportional representation consisting of a 99-seat Chamber of Deputies and a 30-seat Senate. Judicial--Supreme Court of Justice. Administrative subdivisions: 19 departments with limited autonomy. Political parties/coalitions: Colorado Party, Blanco (National) Party, Frente Amplio, Independent Party. Suffrage: Universal and compulsory at 18.

Map of Uruguay This Map of Uruguay shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Montevideo the capital of Uruguay. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Official Name of Uruguay The Official Name of Uruguay is the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Uruguay Nationality: Noun and adjective--Uruguayan(s). Population (July 2010): 3.5 million (CIA World Factbook). Annual population growth rate (est.): 0.466% (CIA World Factbook). Ethnic groups (1997): European descent 93.2%, African descent 5.9%, indigenous descent 0.4%, Asian descent 0.4%. Religions: Roman Catholic 66%, Protestant and other Christian 2%, Jewish 1%, non-professing or other 31%. Language: Spanish. Education: Literacy (2007)--98%. Health (2007): Life expectancy--76.36 yrs. Infant mortality rate (2006)--10.5/1,000. Work force (1.6 million, 2008): Commerce, restaurants, and hotels--21%; manufacturing, gas, and electricity--14%; agriculture, fishing, and mining--11%; construction--7%.

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