GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $49.4 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States)  

 (Estimated 2011): $52.02 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $15,400 (US$) or (GBP)

Capital: Montevideo

Population (Estimated July 2012): 3,316,328

Area: 177,879km2 or 68,679mi2

Currency: Peso Uruguayo (UYU)

Official Language: Spanish

Political Information: Presidential Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 47.1% of the population are Roman Catholic, 34.3% are Non-Catholic or Nondenominational Christian, 17.2% are Atheist or Agnostic and 1.4% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Cerro Catedral at 514m or 1,686ft

Largest River:

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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -3:00





Counties/Provinces/States: 19 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo, Treinta y Tres


Leaders: President José Mujica (the president is both the chief of state and head of government)


Additional: Gained independence from Brazil on the 25th of August 1825.



Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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