|Time zone:||GMT -3 (Uruguay standard time)|
|Daylight savings:||GMT +1hr, begins second Sunday in October; ends second Sunday in March|
Uruguayan pesos (UYU)|
€1 = $U32.55, $1 = $U29.00, £1 = $U38.80
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.uy||International Dialling Code: 598|
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Further information on Uruguay
Discover more about Uruguay - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 176,220 sq km (2,600 sq km under water)
Coastline: 660 km (Atlantic Ocean)
Climate: Temperate climate with warm summers.
Highest mountain: Cerro Catedral (514m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Uruguay from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Full democracy||17/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||43/179|
|Press Freedom||Satisfactory situation||23/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Broad rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||21/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay Status: Independent Country
Population: 3,332,972 (rank: 132/196) Density: 18.9 people/sq km (rank: 162/196)
Ethnic groups: white 88%, mestizo 8%, black 4%, Amerindian (practically nonexistent)
Religions: Roman Catholic 47.1%, non-Catholic Christians 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1% (2006)
GDP (PPP): $56.27 billion GDP per capita: $16,600 (rank: 62/195)