Uruguay profile

People celebrate a ritual honouring Iemanja, the goddess of the sea in the Umbanda religion Devotees perform a ritual of the Afro-American religion of Umbanda, which spread to Uruguay from Brazil
  • Full name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Population: 3.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Montevideo
  • Area: 176,215 sq km (68,037 sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 74 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Uruguayan peso = 100 centesimos
  • Main exports: Meat, rice, leather products, vehicles, dairy products, wool, electricity
  • GNI per capita: US $11,860 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .uy
  • International dialling code: +598

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