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Uruguay

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Uruguay

Flag of Uruguay

Official languages
Capital
Spanish
Montevideo
Area
Government
176,215 km2
constitutional republic
Population
Religion
3,444,006
Non-religious 41%, Roman Catholicism 41%, Protestant 12%, Other 6%
Time zone
Currency
UTC−3 (UYT)
Uruguayan peso
Demonym Uruguayan

Uruguay or the Oriental Republic of Uruguay is a country in South America. It borders with Argentina in the west, Brazil in the north, the Río de la Plata in the south and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. The capital of Uruguay is Montevideo.

Uruguay is named the Switzerland of South America, because of it's stability, peace, democracy and low corruption rates. The country is also more liberal than the other Latin American countries. The production, sale and use of cannabis are legalized and same-sex marriage is also legal.