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Oriental Republic of Uruguay
República Oriental del Uruguay  (Spanish)
Motto: Libertad o Muerte
"Freedom or Death"
Anthem: Himno Nacional de Uruguay
"National Anthem of Uruguay"
Sol de Mayo[1][2]
(Sun of May)

Sol de Mayo
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 languageSpanish[a]
Uruguayan Sign Language (LSU)[b]
Regional and Indigenous languages
Ethnic groups
(2011[6])
Religion
(2020)[7]
  • 57.0% Christianity
  • 41.5% Unaffiliated
  • 1.5% Other / Unspecified
Demonym(s)Uruguayan
GovernmentUnitary presidential republic
• President
Luis Lacalle Pou
Beatriz Argimón
LegislatureGeneral Assembly
Senate
Chamber of Representatives
Independence 
from Brazil
• Declared
25 August 1825
27 August 1828
18 July 1830
18 December 1945
Area
• Total
181,034 km2 (69,898 sq mi) (89th)
• Water (%)
1.5
Population
• 2019 estimate
3,518,552[8] (132nd)
• 2011 census
3,390,077[9]
• Density
19.8/km2 (51.3/sq mi) (99th)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
$94.783 billion[10] (92nd)
• Per capita
$26,663[10] (59th)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
$64.283 billion[10] (80th)
• Per capita
$18,083[10] (49th)
Gini (2019)Negative increase 39.7[11]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.817[12]
very high · 55th
CurrencyUruguayan peso (UYU)
Time zoneUTC−3 (UYT)
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. It is part of the Southern Cone region of South America. Uruguay covers an area of approximately 181,034 square kilometers (69,898 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.