Continent – South America

Region – Southeastern South America

Size – 176,215 km2

Geography – Consists of rolling plains, low hill ranges, river basins, lagoons, coastline

Language – Spanish

Religion – 45.7% Roman Catholic, 9% Non-Catholic Christian, 30.1% Nonsectarian believers, 14% Atheist or Agnostic, 1.2% other

Monetary Unit – Uruguayan peso (UYU)

Natural Resources – Arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fish

Agriculture – Soybeans, greasy wool, horse meat, quinces, beeswax, beef, vegetables, dairy, hogs, poultry

Industry – Food processing, electrical machinery, petroleum products, transportation equipment, chemicals, textiles, beverages

Neighboring Countries – Argentina, Brazil

Population – 3,427,000 (2016 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.4%

Capital City – Montevideo (population 1.305 million)

Highest Mountain – Highest point: Cerro Catedral (514 m)

Yearly Rainfall – Around 41 in

Plant Life – Prairie grasses, herbaceous plants, mimosa, myrtle, rosemary, scarlet-flowered ceibo,   ombu, alder, willow, eucalyptus, poplar, acacia, pine, algaroba, aloe, palms

Animal Life – Armadillos, foxes, deer, boars, jaguars, capybaras, wildcats, rodent, lizards, tortoises, venomous snakes, caimans

Bird Life – 475 species including flamingos, white herons, cranes, parakeets, partridges, hummingbirds, quails, crows, owls

Aquatic Life – Sea lions, whales, dolphins

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