Official Name: República Oriental del Uruguay.
Geographic Position: Southeast Aerea of South
America. Between paralels 30° & 35° south
latitude, and meridians 53° & 58° West length.
Limits to the North and Northeast
with Brazil (985 km), to the West with Argentina (589km),
to the South with the River Plate (452km), and to the
East with the Atlantic Ocean (228km)
Society: Uruguayan society
is cosmopolitan as result of european migrations. People
is open-minded and tolerant. There is no political, religious
or racial discrimination.
Total Population: 3.305.723
(1.347.888 in Montevideo)
Annual Demographic Growth: 0.68%
is public, secular and mandatory as established by the
Literacy rate: 97%.Uruguay
is the most cultural advanced country of Latinamerica
and one of the highest literacy rates in the world.
Language: Spanish is
the official language. English and Portuguese can be heard
in the main turistic points.
Religion: there is no
official religion. The Uruguayan Constitution guarantees
religous freedom. Many religions coexist peacefully in
Uruguay, though the predominant religion is catholism.
Cimate: Uruguay's climate is mild, subtropical
and humid. The average temperature in Spring is 17°C;
in Autumn 18°C and in Winter 12°C. The extreme
temperatures reach, as an exception, 40°C in the Summer
and 2 or 3°C below zero in Winter.
Voltage is 220v and 50 cycles.
If you bring 110v appliances/equipment you will need voltage
trans-formers in order to use them in Uruguay.
New Year's Day :: 1 January
Epiphany :: January 6
Carnival :: February/March
Holy Week and Easter :: March/April
Landing of the “33 orientales” :: April 19
Labor Day :: May 1
Battle of Las Piedras :: May 18
Birthday of General J.G. Artigas :: June 19
Constitution Day :: July 18
Independence Day :: August 25
Columbus Day :: October 12
All Saints Day :: November 2
Christmas :: December 25
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