Uruguay Flag

Uruguay flag
Uruguay flag

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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Country information

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.

Independent Yes
Country codes UY, URY (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Official languages Spanish
Religion 54.3% Christianity, 44.5% No religion, 1.2% Other
Capital city Montevideo
Continent South America
Time zone UTC−3 (UYT)
Member of United Nations
Union of South American Nations
Organization of American States
Population 3,504,911 (2023)
Population density 20 per Km2 (51 people per mi2)
Urban Population 96.1 % of the population is urban (3,337,671 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -3,000
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)
Calling code +598
Internet TLD .uy (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Uruguay Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Uruguay

1 Montevideo 1,270,737
2 Salto 99,823
3 Paysandu 73,249
4 Las Piedras 69,682
5 Rivera 64,631
6 Maldonado 55,478
7 Tacuarembo 51,854
8 Melo 51,023
9 Mercedes 42,359
10 Artigas 41,909
11 Minas 38,025
12 San Jose de Mayo 36,529
13 Durazno 33,926
14 Florida 32,234
15 Barros Blancos 31,650
16 Treinta y Tres 25,653
17 Rocha 25,515
18 San Carlos 24,938
19 Pando 24,047
20 Fray Bentos 23,279
21 Colonia del Sacramento 21,714
22 Trinidad 21,429
23 La Paz 19,913
24 Canelones 19,698
25 Delta del Tigre 17,973
26 Carmelo 16,921
27 Santa Lucia 16,438
28 Progreso 15,973
29 Young 15,924
30 Dolores 15,880
31 Paso de Carrasco 15,393
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