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According to 2022 data, Uruguay has a population of approximately 3.6 million people. 1)

The president

The President of Uruguay simultaneously serves as both head of state and head of government. 2)

Uruguayan meat

Meat dishes reign supreme on the tables of Uruguayans. The country is famous for its high-quality beef. 3)


Nearly 88% of the Uruguayan population has European ancestry. 4)

Legalized marijuana

On December 10, 2013, Uruguay became the first country in the world where it is legal to grow, sell, and consume marijuana. 5)


On August 1, 2013, Uruguayan authorities allowed gay marriage. 6)


As the country's capital, Montevideo is considered to have the highest quality of life in all of Latin America. 7)

Cheese cannonballs

In 1865, Uruguay was at war with Brazil. During one of the naval clashes, an Uruguayan sailing ship ran out of cannonballs. It was decided to use old yellow cheese instead. 8)

Cerro Catedral

The highest peak is Cerro Catedral 1686 ft. 9)

Uruguay River

The largest river is the Uruguay River. 10)

Least corrupt

Uruguay is the least corrupt country in Latin America. 11)


Uruguay was discovered by the Spanish Adelantados in the late 16th century and was part of the United Provinces of the De la Plata River until 1811. 12)

José Mujica

José Mujica, president of Uruguay from 2010 to 2015, donated 90% of his income to charity and earned the nickname of the world's poorest president. 13)

Name of the house

Every house in Uruguay has a unique name. 14)

No salt

In Uruguay, there is no salt in the restaurants. 15)


Candombe is Uruguay's national dance. 16)

uruguay.txt · Last modified: 2022/04/21 06:00 by aga