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Uruguay


Area: total: 176,220 sq km
land: 173,620 sq km
water: 2,600 sq km

Climate: warm temperate freezing temperatures almost unknown





Terrain: mostly rolling plains and low hills fertile coastal lowland

Natural resources: arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fisheries

Population: 3,477,778 [July 2008 est.]

Age structure: 0-14 years: 22.7% [male 401,209/female 388,315]
15-64 years: 64% [male 1,105,891/female 1,120,858]
65 years and over: 13.3% [male 185,704/female 275,801] [2008 est.]

Nationality: noun: Uruguayan[s]
adjective: Uruguayan

Ethnic groups: white 88%, mestizo 8%, black 4%, Amerindian [practically nonexistent]

Languages: Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero [Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier]

Capital: name: Montevideo
geographic coordinates: 34 53 S, 56 11 W
time difference: UTC-3 [2 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time]
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins second Sunday in October ends second Sunday in March

National holiday: Independence Day, 25 August [1825]