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Oriental Republic of Uruguay

República Oriental del Uruguay  (Spanish)
Motto: "Libertad o Muerte" (Spanish)
("Freedom or Death")
Anthem: "Himno Nacional de Uruguay"
("National Anthem of Uruguay")
Location of Uruguay (dark green) in South America (grey)
Location of Uruguay (dark green)

in South America (grey)

Capital
and largest city
Montevideo
34°53′S 56°10′W / 34.883°S 56.167°W / -34.883; -56.167
Official language and national languageSpanish
Regional languageUruguayan Portuguese
Ethnic groups
(2011[1])
Religion
(2020)[2][3]
Demonym(s)Uruguayan
GovernmentUnitary presidential constitutional republic
• President
Luis Lacalle Pou
Beatriz Argimón
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
Senate
Chamber of Representatives
Independence 
• Declared
25 August 1825
27 August 1828
18 July 1830
18 December 1945
Area
• Total
176,215 km2 (68,037 sq mi) (89th)
• Water (%)
1.5
Population
• 2019 estimate
3,518,552[4] (132nd)
• 2011 census
3,390,077[5]
• Density
19.8/km2 (51.3/sq mi) (99th)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$86.562 billion[6] (92nd)
• Per capita
$24,516[6] (59th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$62.917 billion[6] (80th)
• Per capita
$17,819[6] (49th)
Gini (2017)Positive decrease 39.5[7]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.817[8]
very high · 55th
CurrencyUruguayan peso (UYU)
Time zoneUTC−3 (UYT)
AntipodesSinan, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+598
ISO 3166 codeUY
Internet TLD.uy

Uruguay

Uruguay, officially the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, is a country in South America. It shares borders with Argentina to its west and southwest and Brazil to its north and northeast; while bordering the Río de la Plata to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast. Uruguay covers an area of approximately 176,000 square kilometers (68,000 sq mi) and has a population of an estimated 3.51 million, of whom 2 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo.