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Travel to Uruguay

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Uruguay

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC -3
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Uruguayan Peso (Ur$)
  • Country Dialing Code: 598

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento

Uruguay

Location
Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil

Capital
Montevideo

Population
3,415,920 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
19 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo, Treinta y Tres

Climate
warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown

Ethnic groups
white 88%, mestizo 8%, black 4%, Amerindian (practically nonexistent)

Religions
Roman Catholic 66% (less than half of the adult population attends church regularly), Protestant 2%, Jewish 1%, nonprofessing or other 31%

Languages
Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)

Government type
constitutional republic

Background
Montevideo, founded by the Spanish in 1726 as a military stronghold, soon took advantage of its natural harbor to became an important commercial center. Annexed by Brazil as a separate province in 1821, Uruguay declared its independence four years later and secured its freedom in 1828 after a three-year struggle. The administrations of President BATLLE in the early 20th century established widespread political, social, and economic reforms. A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement named the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand its hold throughout the government. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985. Uruguay's political and labor conditions are among the freest on the continent.

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