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The Eastern Republic of Uruguay, formerly called Banda Oriental (East Bank), is located in the southern part of South America. It is bordered by Brazil to the northeast, Argentina to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast and the Río de la Plata (River Plate) to the southwest. The country is divided in 19 departments. The capital of Uruguay is the city of Montevideo, which is located inside the department with the same name, and it is placed in the south, in the bank of the River Plate. It is one of the smallest countries in the continent. According to some studies, it is the least corrupt nation in Latin America after Chile.Furthermore, it has the lowest rate of poverty in the area. People are highly educated, kind and friendly. The population consist mainly of white people and, for the most part, descendants of Italian and Spanish immigrants. There is also, in small proportion, native, mixed race and black people.Another characteristic that distinguishes Uruguay is that it is one of the safest countries of the world with a high standard of living and a high life expectancy.In arriving to Uruguay, you will feel welcome, smothered with attention, and you will realize that, beside the wonderful and varied touristic options, there is affable and polite people who are willing to offer you excelent assistance.   MORE DETAILS ABOUT URUGUAY  Official NameEastern Republic of Uruguay CapitalMontevideo Geographical Location South America- between parallels 30º and 35° latitud South and meridians 53° and 58° longitude West Surface176.215 km2  LimitsBrazil to the N and NE, Argentina to the E, River Plate to the SW and Atlantic Ocean to the SE GentileUruguayan - Oriental Official LanguageSpanish  IndependencyAugust 25th, 1825  Population 3.151.662 inhabitants according to census from 1996   Type of Government Democratic Republican Representative   Official Educational SystemLay, free and compulsory   Literacy96,2%, ElectionsPresidential elections every 5 years, in years ending in 0 or 5 SuffrageCompulsory, starting at the age of 18  ReligionCatholics 56,2% - Non religious 38,3% - Protestants - 2% Jewish 1,7%  Ethnic GroupsWhite 88% - Mixed Race 8% - Black 4%  VisaGranted for 90 days Immigration RequirementNeighbouring Countries: documento de identidad
Rest of the world: passport
 Coasts660 km  Highest Point514 metres, Cerro Catedral CurrencyUruguayan Peso  National FlowerThe Ceibo  Electricity220 Volts Business HoursMonday to Friday from 9am to 7pm  Banking HoursMonday to Friday from 1pm to 5pm  Tip10%  Local Grape VarietyTannat  Native Dog Breed Cimarrón Uruguayo  Telephone Prefix+ 598  Time ZoneUTC-3   Internet Domaincom.uy   




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