Oriental Republic of Uruguay



Official language (s)



176.215 km2



Ethnic groups

88% - White
8% - Mestizo
4% - African decsent
<1% - Amerindian 

Major cities
(with population)

Montevideo - 1.269.648
Salto - 118.013
Paysandu - 90.251
Ciudad de la Costa - 83.399
Las Piedras - 73.132 

Currency (-ies)

Uruguayan peso (UYU), subdivided into 100 centesimos 

Main religion (s)

45,7% - Roman Catholic
30,1% - nonsectarian believers
14% - irreligious
9% - non-Catholic Christian

Time zone (s)

GTM − 03 

Dialing code



Uruguay's climate is relatively mild. Seasonal variations are pronounced, but extremes in temperature are rare.  The absence of mountains and other weather barriers makes all locations vulnerable to high winds and rapid changes in weather as fronts or storms sweep across the country.
Seasons are fairly well defined, and in most of Uruguay spring is usually damp, cool, and windy; summers are warm; autumns are mild; and winters are chilly and uncomfortably damp. Northwestern Uruguay, however, is farther from large bodies of water and therefore has warmer summers and milder and drier winters than the rest of the country.
Average highs and lows in summer (January) in Montevideo are 28 and 17°C (82.4 and 62.6°F); winter (July) average highs and lows in Montevideo are 14 and 6°C (57.2 and 42.8°F).

Administrative division

Uruguay is divided into 19 departments.  

Major airports

Montevideo: Carrasco/General Cesareo L. Berisso International Airport (MVD)
Punta del Este: Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport (PDP)
Rivera: Pres. Gral. Oscar D. Gestido International Airport (RVY)
Salto: Nueva Hesperides International Airport (STY)

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