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Learn more about Uruguay.
Flag of Uruguay Uruguay
Population: 3,399,237 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Montevideo
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An Introduction to Uruguay
A violent Marxist urban guerrilla movement, the Tupamaros, launched in the late 1960s, led Uruguay's president to agree to military control of his administration in 1973. By yearend, the rebels had been crushed, but the military continued to expand its hold throughout the government. Civilian rule was not restored until 1985. Uruguay's political and labor conditions are among the freest on the continent.

Uruguay map

Map of Uruguay ( Location ) : 33 00 S, 56 00 W, Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil. For additional reports and educational information specific to Uruguay, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Uruguayan Flag
Nine equal horizontal stripes of white (top and bottom) alternating with blue; there is a white square in the upper hoist-side corner with a yellow sun bearing a human face known as the Sun of May and 16 rays alternately triangular and wavy.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Uruguay.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 0.51%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 72.71 yrs - Male
    • 79.24 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 946,500 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 782,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 1,970,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .uy

Did you know ... People from Uruguay are called Uruguayans
 

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