Population of main cities including suburbs:
Montevideo (1,723,000); Paysandu (730,000); Salto (99,000); Las Piedras (70,000); Rivera (65,000).
Uruguayan population is mainly originally from Spanish and Italian immigration, but there are also French, Brazilian and Argentinian roots. The original indigenous population has completely disappeared.
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:
Oriental 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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55.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
98.3% of the Population
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