Uruguay – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Republic of Uruguay

Nationality

        noun: Uruguayan(s)        adjective: Uruguayan

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Area
        total: 176,220 sq km        land: 173,620 sq km        water: 2,600 sq km

Population: 3,415,920 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups
        white 88%

        mestizo 8%         black 4%         Amerindian (practically nonexistent) 

Capital: Montevideo – 1,380,000

Largest Cities

        Salto – 90,000        Paysandu – 85,000        Rivera – 60,000

        Melo – 45,000

Official Language        Spanish        Portunol        Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier) 

Religion
        Roman Catholic 66%(less than half of the adult population attends church regularly)

        Protestant 2%        Jewish 1%         nonprofessing or other 31% 

Political system: constitutional republic

GDP: purchasing power parity – $49.27 billion (2004 est.)

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $14,500 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 10.2% (2004 est.)

GDP – composition by sector

        agriculture: 7.9%        industry: 27.4%        services: 64.8% (2004 est.)

Inflation: 7.6% (2004 est.) 

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