Population of main cities:
Montevideo (1,304,700); Salto (104,100); Ciudad de la Costa (95,200); Paysandu (76,500); Las Piedras (71,300); Rivera (64,500); Maldonado (62,600); Tacuarembó (54,800); Melo (51,900)
The Uruguayan population is mainly from a European background (nearly 88%), originally from Spanish and Italian immigration, but there are also about 5% of Afro-descendants and 2% of indigenous origin. The remaining 5% are either of another origin (mainly Asian) or did not answer this question in the census. (National Institute of Statistics of Uruguay
Other Languages Spoken:
94% of the citizens speak only Spanish. Therefore, Spanish is the common language used in politics and in cultural and economic fields. English is used occasionally in commercial activities. Other languages, such as French, Portuguese or German are not used very often.
Catholic 66%, Jewish 2%, Protestant 2%, Other 30%.
It is %T:%M %A In Montevideo
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National Currency: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
Type of State:
The Oriental Republic of Uruguay is a constitutional republic based on parliamentary democracy with strong presidential form of government.
Type of Economy:
An economy marked by agriculture, the agri-food industry and tourism. Advanced education and social security systems.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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13.6 per 100 Inhabitants
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55.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
99.5% of the Population
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