The Uruguayan national flag, often known as the “Bandera Oriental” (Eastern Flag), is a symbol of national identity and pride for the Uruguayans. The flag's design, with its alternating blue and white stripes, is claimed to reflect Uruguay's nine original departments, while the Sun of May in the canton is a reference to the country's independence from Spain in 1810.
The 16 sun beams represent the 16 provinces of the ancient Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata. The design was first established by law on December 18, 1828, and underwent minor alterations before being officially adopted on July 11, 1830. Joaqun Suárez, a lawyer, politician, and key figure in the country's independence war, designed the flag. The flag is regarded as a symbol of liberty, unity, and sovereignty.
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Uruguay is a country located in South America, bordered by Brazil to the north, Argentina to the west, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is a small, culturally diverse country with a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Uruguay is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and grasslands.
The history of Uruguay dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 4000 BC. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of Native American, African, and European influences. Uruguay gained independence from Spain in 1828, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.
Today, Uruguay is a upper-middle-income country with a large and diversified economy. The country is known for its agricultural industry, as well as for its production of livestock, grains, and dairy products. Uruguay has a temperate climate, with hot and humid weather in the summer and cool and dry weather in the winter. The official language of Uruguay is Spanish.
|Country codes||UY, URY (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Oriental Republic of Uruguay|
|Religion||54.3% Christianity, 44.5% No religion, 1.2% Other|
|Time zone||UTC−3 (UYT)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Union of South American Nations|
|Organization of American States|
|Population density||20 per Km2 (51 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||96.1 % of the population is urban (3,337,671 people in 2020)|
|Median age||35.8 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 175,020 Km2 (67,576 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Cerro Catedral (514 m, 1 686 ft)|
|Lowest point||South Atlantic Ocean|
|GDP per capita||$ 17,313 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Uruguayan peso ($, UYU)|
|Internet TLD||.uy (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Uruguay Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Uruguay
|12||San Jose de Mayo||36,529|
|16||Treinta y Tres||25,653|
|21||Colonia del Sacramento||21,714|
|25||Delta del Tigre||17,973|
|31||Paso de Carrasco||15,393|