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Uruguay (the country) is named like that because of the name of the river that separates it from Argentina. Uruguay's (the country) full name is "República Oriental del Uruguay" which means "Eastern Republic of the Uruguay", because of its location in respect of the same-called river.
The Uruguay River name comes from the Spanish settlers' interpretation of the word the locals used to designate it. The original name, Urugua'ý, in Guaraní, means "river of the painted birds".
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Who is the President of Uruguay?

José Alberto Mujica Cordano is the President of Uruguay. José Mujica was elected President of Uruguay in 2009, and took office on 2010 March 1. In his 20's, Mujica joined the Tupamaros movement, an armed group for political change. He was frequently captured and jailed by authorities, and escaped prison during one of his stays. He was freed, in 1985 when democracy was restored, under amnesty law covering political and military crimes during this time. Mujica and others of the Tupamaros created the Movement of Popular Participation party, and he was elected deputy in 1994 and senator in 1999, before being elected as president in 2009. The President of Uruguay can't be re-elected (in Uruguay re-election is forbidden). Mujica's term will end on 2015 March 1.

Where is Uruguay?

Uruguay is a comparatively small country in South America, along the Atlantic coast between Brazil and Argentina. Its capital is Montevideo. The Uruguay River separates it from Argentina in the west, and Brazil in the north and northeast, the estuary "Río de la Plata" (River Plate) is to its southwest and the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast.

In what continent is Uruguay?

The country of Uruguay is located in the continent of South America. . It's in South America. Uruguay is located on the continent of South America.

What is Uruguay?

Uruguay is a country in South America. It was established in 1825 after declaring independence from Brazil.

Where is Uruguay situated?

In South America. It borders with the Uruguay River that separates it from Argentina in the east, Brazil in the north and north-west, the estuary "Río de la Plata" (River Plate) in the south and south-east and the Atlantic Ocean in the south-west.

What are the laws in Uruguay?

One fo the laws of Uruguay are: that you must be OLDER than eighteen years old to vote for president,mayor or vice president.. One fo the laws of Uruguay are: that you must be OLDER than eighteen years old to vote for president,mayor or vice president.. One fo the laws of Uruguay are: that you must be OLDER than eighteen years old to vote for president,mayor or vice president.

What is the most popular last name in the Uruguay?

1st most common lastname in Uruguay is Rodriguez 2nd : Garcia 3rd :Gonzalez 4th : Fernandez 5th : Martinez 1st most common lastname inUruguay is Rodriguez 2nd : Garcia 3rd : Gonzalez 4th : Fernandez5th : Martinez 6th : Happy Flower

What borders Uruguay?

Argentina in the west, Brazil in the north and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. Uruguay is also bordered by the Uruguay River, which forms part of the border between it and Argentina.

What are facts about Uruguay?

THE ULTIMATE ANSWER IS Uruguay Flag and Fast Facts Population 3,419,000. Capital Montevideo; 1,341,000. Area 176,215 square kilometers (68,037 square miles). Language Spanish, Portunol, Brazilero. Religion Roman Catholic. Uruguay is a Guarani word which means river of the painted birds. It is against the law to harm dogs in Uruguay and all stray dogs are well-fed and looked after Fog is very common in Uruguay because it has a very high humidity and there is an abundance of water. In Uruguay every school I provided with a laptop. The national anthem of Uruguay is 5 minutes long the longest national anthem to date. You can enter Uruguay from the almost any country without a visa except for India this is all I found :) is it true that they make musical instruments out of the trash thatis found in one of the towns in Uraguay?on nov.17 2013 60 mins. hada show about this musical orchestra whose instruments were madefrom trash.

Name a physical feature in Uruguay?

There are so many physical features in Uruguay. One of the commonfeatures is Rio Uruguai which is a popular river which extendsthrough various countries including Uruguay.

What is the landform of Uruguay?

There are various landforms in Uruguay. Some of these includecoastline, Rio de la Plata, Lago Rincon del Bonete, the Pampas, aswell as the hills.

Money of Uruguay an?

Uruguayan Peso, nowadays for one US Dollar you would get around 24 Uruguayan Pesos (adds an s when it's in plural)

What is the religion of Uruguay?

Uruguay is a secular country so it doesn't have an official religion. About 66% of the people are Roman Catholic. All the public schools in Uruguay are secular and don't teach about any religion in particular. However, there are many private Catholic schools and some Jewish schools and universities in Uruguay.

What cars are in Uruguay?

Most of the cars in Uruguay are from the brans Peugeot, Citroën, Chevrolet and Volkswagen. Many are used cars from the 1990s and before but you also see many new cars in Montevideo (its capital). Cars like the Chevrolet Corsa, Volkswagen Gol, Citroën C3, etc. are common. New cars in Uruguay are expensive for most Uruguayans so much more transactions are done on used cars, directly from owner to owner most of the time.

What are foods of Uruguay?

The most common food eaten in Uruguay is pasta. Other dishesinclude asado which is a beef dish which is grilled and chivitowhich is a steak sandwich.

What is Uruguay clothing?

The clothes people wear in Uruguay do not deffer much from the clothers people wear in other countries such as: Argentina, USA, UK.... Uruguayans wear jeans, skirts & dresses (for women or girls), T-Shirts... blablabla...

What are exports in Uruguay?

In Uruguay they have major manufacturing and trade centres. They usually catch and sale fish aswell as mining coal. They also grow crops, keep livestock and export wood. In England we usually get beef and other meats from Uruguay and the areas around it.

What do you know about Uruguay?

Uruguay is the most socially progressive country in South America. It is a welfare state that offers its citizens free health care, free education (from kindergarten to college), retirement pensions, etc.. Uruguay was among the first countries in the world to introduce women's suffrage, divorce, 40 hour work week, paid vacation, etc. By law, employers must pay workers 13 salaries a year (that is, 12 monthly salaries pluys an extra salary before the holidays).. Recently, Uruguay became the first country in Latin America (and second in the Americas) to introduce same sex civil unions by national law. Gays in Uruguay can serve openly in the military. The Uruguayan parliament is currently discussing a bill that will give straight and gay couples equal rights to adopt children. In Montevideo, the capital city, the Diversity Park (Plaza de la Diversidad) was erected by the city council to honor those who were persecuted because of their sexual orientation. Protection againts discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is enshrined in the Constitution.. Uruguay is widely considered the most stable democracy in Latin America. The country ranks least corrupt in Latin America, and the 23rd least corrupt in the world (Transparency International).. The Uruguayan people is mainly of European descent (88% white European) , with a considerable percentage of descendants of Africa (about 10%).. Uruguay is considered the most secular country in the Western Hemisphere: approximately 40% of Uruguayans are non-religious, and of the 47% of the population that are nominally Catholic, only a very small percentage actually practice it.

What are the religions in Uruguay?

Uruguay is in South America, a continent which is predominantly Catholic, although other religions, particularly evangelical Protestantism, have also established themselves there. \nUruguay is a Latin American country. It keeps no religious statistics. In an independent survey, about half of the people were Roman Catholic. A quarter of the population were Pentecostals, Protestants, and other Christians. There were a few in other religions but most of the rest had no religion. (Sometimes such surveys include Pentecostals with other Protestants, sometimes they separate them. In Latin America Pentecostals usually outnumber other Protestants by about a 4 to 1 ratio.)

Why is it summer in Uruguay?

Right now it is no longer summer., it is autumn.. But it is that way because Uruguay is in the SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE.

Are there earthquakes in Uruguay?

Earthquakes in Uruguay are extremely rare. This is because the country is far from plate boundaries and doesnt have many fault lines (cracks in the earth that produce mountains with earthquakes) or any active ones basically. Although Uruguay's seismic risk (earthquake risk) is very, very, very low compared to almost every other place on earth, there was an event measuring 5.5 on the Richter Scale on June 5th 1888. It was epicentred under the Rio de la Plata which is roughly 15 kilometres southwest of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay and 42 kilometres east of Buenos Aires, Argentina. So yes, Uruguay does experience earthquakes but by far not very often. Not one country on earth is exactly free from earthquakes.

Meaning of Uruguay name?

The word Uruguay , coming from the Guarani language, means "river where the painted birds live". The country has its name because of the river that limits it from Argentina (Uruguay River).

What are the cities in Uruguay?

The capital is Montevideo. The country is split into 19 departments, like states, each with a departmental capital. These are really the only cities, everything in between is grazing land or small villages. The major cities are Melo, Maldonada, Las Piedras, Paysandu, Rivera, Salto, Tacuarembo, Mercedes, Artigas, Minas, Durazno, Florida, Treinta y Tres, Rocha, San Carlos, Fray Bentos, Colonia del Sacramento, Trinidad, Canalones, Carmelo, Punta Del Este.

How are the people of Uruguay?

Most of Uruguayans are known for its kindness to even strangers. Most of them are shy and don't complain out loud. However, they do complain between their friends about social and political facts for example. Also people from other countries doesn't feel discriminated and they usually say they were treated very well.

How do you pronounce 'Uruguay'?

" Oo-roo-gweye "* is the Spanish pronunciation of "Uruguay." The English pronunciation depends upon the country the English speaker is from. For example, just in American English there are different pronunciations. One common pronunciation nevertheless is "Yuhr-uh-gweye." *The sound "eye" is similar to that in the noun "eye."

Was Uruguay a colony?

A Spanish colony. Almost all of South America was under various European colonial regimes for a couple of centuries or more.

Who ruled Uruguay?

Now president Dr. Tabaré Vázquez from the Frente Amplio party. He took office in 2015.

When was Uruguay founded?

Uruguay gained its independence the 25th of August, 1825 and its first constitution was written in July 18th, 1830.

Are monarchs in Uruguay?

No, Uruguay's an independent country since 1825 and it's a democratic republic since then (it has a different president each 5 years)

Who is the governer of Uruguay?

The chief of state and head of government of Uruguay is President Jose "Pepe" Mujica Cordano and Vice President Danilo Astori Saragoza, in office since 1 March 2010 and serve five year terms.

Do Uruguay have a king?

No, as it's not a kingdom. It's a republican democracy and its president is José Mujica.

How is the government in Uruguay?

It's a republican democracy ruled by its president José Mujica. Laws are approved in a legislative chamber and it has a judicial system.

Why was Uruguay created?

Uruguay's location was disputed between Argentina and Brazil in the 19th century so an English lord interceded (Lord Ponsomby) and they arranged that the best option would be to declare a new country at the east of the river Uruguay and then the Oriental Republic of Uruguay was born in 1825.

Who are the Uruguay players?

0 # 0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club . 1. GK. Fernando Muslera. June 16, 1986 (1986-06-16) (age 24). 16. 0. Lazio. 12. GK. Juan Castillo. April 17, 1978 (1978-04-17) (age 32). 12. 0. Colo-Colo. 2. DF. Diego Lugano (captain) . November 2, 1980 (1980-11-02) (age 30). 52. 4. Fenerbahçe. 3. DF. Diego Godín. February 16, 1986 (1986-02-16) (age 24). 43. 3. Atlético Madrid. 4. DF. Jorge Fucile. November 19, 1984 (1984-11-19) (age 26). 32. 0. Porto. 6. DF. Mauricio Victorino. October 11, 1982 (1982-10-11) (age 28). 14. 0. Cruzeiro. 16. DF. Maxi Pereira. June 8, 1984 (1984-06-08) (age 26). 48. 1. Benfica. 19. DF. Andrés Scotti. December 14, 1975 (1975-12-14) (age 35). 31. 1. Colo-Colo. 22. DF. Martín Cáceres. April 7, 1987 (1987-04-07) (age 23). 24. 0. Sevilla. 5. MF. Walter Gargano. July 27, 1984 (1984-07-27) (age 26). 35. 0. Napoli. 7. MF. Cristian Rodríguez. September 30, 1985 (1985-09-30) (age 25). 40. 3. Porto. 8. MF. Sebastián Eguren. January 8, 1981 (1981-01-08) (age 30). 32. 6. Sporting de Gijón. 11. MF. Álvaro Pereira. January 28, 1985 (1985-01-28) (age 26). 24. 3. Porto. 17. MF. Egidio Arévalo Ríos. September 27, 1982 (1982-09-27) (age 28). 15. 0. Botafogo. 18. MF. Gastón Ramírez. December 2, 1990 (1990-12-02) (age 20). 3. 0. Bologna. 9. FW. Luis Suárez. January 24, 1987 (1987-01-24) (age 24). 39. 16. Liverpool. 10. FW. Diego Forlán. May 19, 1979 (1979-05-19) (age 31). 71. 29. Atlético Madrid. 13. FW. Sebastián Abreu. October 17, 1976 (1976-10-17) (age 34). 62. 26. Botafogo. 20. FW. Edinson Cavani. February 14, 1987 (1987-02-14) (age 23). 24. 8. Napoli. 21. FW. Sebastián Fernández. May 23, 1985 (1985-05-23) (age 25). 12. 1. Málaga.

How is Uruguay ruled?

Uruguay is a republican democracy so liberty is respected in all its forms. It has a President and a legislative chamber.

Who is the Uruguay manager?

Óscar W. Tabárez was the manager of Uruguay during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when Uruguay got the fourth position. Currently he is still the manager.

What do they celebrate in Uruguay?

Date. Holiday. Festival. Location. January 1. Año Nuevo New Year. National. January 6. Epifanía Epiphany. National. February 2. Virgen de la Candelaria. Punta del Este. February or March. Carnaval and Las Llamadas. Montevideo and National. February or March. Semana Santa. National. May 1. Dia de los Trabajadores Labor Day. National. May 18. Batalla de las Piedras. National. June 19. Natalicio de Artigas. National. July 18. Jura de la Constitución. National. August 25. Dia de la Independencia. National. October 12. Columbus Day Dia de la Raza. National. November 2. Dia de los Muertos. National. December 25. Navidad Christmas Day. National. Sponsored Links.

What are the holidays for Uruguay?

Jan 1st - New Year Jan 6th - Children's day (coincides with Epiphany day) 3 days in February (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) - Carnival One week in April - Tourism's Week (coincides with the Holy week). April 19th - Landing of the Thirty-Three Orientals May 1st - International Workers' Day May 18th - Las Piedras' Battle June 19th - Birth of José Artigas July 18th - Constitution Day August 25th - Independence Day October 12th - Day of the Americas November 2nd - Day of the dead December 25th - Family Day (coincides with Christmas)

Does Uruguay have states?

No, it has "departamentos" (departments). Uruguay is divided in 19 departamentos, all of them have the same laws.

What is the coin of Uruguay?

In 1994, stainless-steel 10, 20 and 50 centésimos and brass 1 and 2 pesos uruguayos were introduced. 5 and 10 pesos uruguayos were introduced in 2003 and 2000, respectively. Coins in circulation are: 1 peso uruguayo 2 pesos uruguayos 5 pesos uruguayos 10 pesos uruguayos 50 pesos uruguayos In July 2010, 50 centésimos coins were withdrawn from circulation. New 1, 2, 5, 10 and 50 pesos coins were introduced in January 2011

Religion in Uruguay?

42% of the population is catholic (the most popular choice), 15% are protestants and 37% don't follow any religion. Uruguay's government has no official religion.

What is then capital of Uruguay?

Uruguay is a country in the southern region of America (South America) and their capital is Montevideo which is also their largest city.