Uruguay

Uruguay is a country in the southeastern part of South America. Its capital is Montevideo and it is the second smallest country in South America with a total land area of 176,000 square kilometers.

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Brazil
Uruguay
Borders and Boundaries

What countries are Uruguay's neighbors?

Brasil and Argentina

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Continents and Regions
Oceans and Seas
Uruguay
Borders and Boundaries

What two countries and one body of water border Uruguay?

Uruguay is bordered by Argentina, Brazil, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Argentina and Brazil are the two countries while the Atlantic Ocean is the body of water.
Uruguay has land borders with Argentina and Brazil. It has a coastline on the South Atlantic ocean.
Uruguay borders the country of Brazil and Argentina. The Rio de la Plata is the body of water that borders the country of Uruguay on the south.
Uruguay is bordered by Argentina on the Northwest, and Brazil on the Northeast. It is bordered on the south by the Atlantic Ocean.

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Argentina
Lakes and Rivers
Uruguay

What divides Uruguay from Argentina?

The Uruguay River and the estuary "Río de la Plata" (Silver River)

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Slogans and Mottos

What is Uruguay's motto?

"Libertad o muerte" (Freedom or death)

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Climatology and Climate Changes

What kind of climate does Uruguay have?

Template with the four seasons every year. Climate can vary from -2°C in cold winter to 40° C in hot summer.

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Uruguay

What is a quilombo?

Apart from its original meaning (brazilian slave settlement), in Argentina and the Rio de la Plata area (also Uruguay and Paraguay), "Quilombo" originally had the meaning of "brothel" in "lunfardo", a secret language used by dodgers. Then its meaning changed into "mess". Que quilombo! This means "what a mess!"

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Oceans and Seas
Uruguay
Atlantic Ocean

Does Uruguay border the Atlantic ocean or the pacific ocean?

Uruguay borders the Atlantic ocean

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What can you touch in Uruguay?

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Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean

Does Uruguay border the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean?

Uruguay is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean.
it borders only the atlantic ocean

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Argentina
Lakes and Rivers
Uruguay

What large estuary where the parana and Uruguay rivers flow in to the Atlantic between Argentina and Uruguay?

rio de la

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Business & Finance
Uruguay
Hotels and Lodging
Seattle

Will Hyatt open a hotel in Punta Del Este Uruguay?

Yes, there will be a Hyatt in Punta. Large hotel with condos and casino. Opening by 2010

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Argentina
Lakes and Rivers
Uruguay

The plains of argentina and uruguay are flat grasslands called?

Grand prairie

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What is the capital of Uruguay?

The capital and largest city in Uruguay is Montevideo.

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What are the important cities of Uruguay besides the capital?

The capital city of Uruguay is Montevideo. More than half the people of Uruguay live in the Montevideo metropolitan area. No other city has even one tenth the population of the capital. The next largest cities are Salto, Ciudad de la Costa, and Paysandú.

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Languages and Cultures
Uruguay

What languages are spoken in Uruguay?

It's not its official language and very few people may speak Dutch. All Uruguayans speaks Spanish and many of them knows English and/or Portuguese.
The national language of Uruguay is Spanish.
SPANISH is the main language. Portugese and English and some local languages are also spoken
Spanish.
Spanish.
The official language of Uruguay, a country in South America, is Spanish.
Spanish
dutch is the official language in Uruguay. however spanish and English is also spoken there.
Spanish.
SPANISH is the main language. Portugese and English and some local languages are also spoken
SPANISH is the main language. Portugese and English and some local languages are also spoken
Spanish.
SPANISH is the main language. Portugese and English and some local languages are also spoken
Spanish is the only official language.
Only Spanish is the official language. However, portuñol is spoken on the north too.
Spanish && English (:
The official language is Spanish. Also from a mixture of Spanish with Italian from immigrants known as 'cocoliche'. English is common and Portuguese is spoken near the Brazilian border
The official language is Spanish, Other languages are Riverense Portunol and Rioplatense Spanish.
Only Spanish is the official language. However in the north portuñol is also spoken.
Spanish
None officially. Only Spanish is the official language of the country. However, on the border with Brazil many people speak "Portuñol" (a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese).
Only Spanish is the official language but portuñol is also spoken in the limit with Brazil (north of the country).
The principal language of Uruguay is Spanish.
Uragian.
Spanish.

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School Subjects
Cayman Islands
Uruguay
Government

What type of government does Uruguay have?

A democracy.

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US Presidents
Political Office Holders
Uruguay

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.

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Languages and Cultures
Uruguay
English to Spanish

Why does Uruguay speak Spanish?

SpanishThe only inhabitants of Uruguay before European colonization of the area were the Charrua Indians, a small tribe driven south by the Guaraní Indians of Paraguay.

The Spanish arrived in the territory of present-day Uruguay in 1516, but the Indians' fierce resistance to conquest, combined with the absence of gold and silver, limited settlement in the region during the 16th and 17th centuries. Uruguay became a zone of contention between the Spanish and the Portuguese empires. In 1603 the Spanish began to introduce cattle, which became a source of wealth in the region. The first permanent settlement on the territory of present-day Uruguay was founded by the Spanish in 1624 at Soriano on the Río Negro. In 1669-71, the Portuguese built a fort at Colonia del Sacramento. Spanish colonization increased as Spain sought to limit Portugal's expansion of Brazil's frontiers.

Montevideo was founded by the Spanish in the early 18th century as a military stronghold; its natural harbor soon developed into a commercial center competing with Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Uruguay's early 19th century history was shaped by ongoing fights between the British, Spanish, Portuguese, and colonial forces for dominance in the Argentina-Brazil-Uruguay region. In 1806 and 1807, the British army attempted to seize Buenos Aires as part of their war with Spain. As a result, at the beginning of 1807, Montevideo was occupied by a 10,000-strong British force who held it until the middle of the year when they left to attack Buenos Aires.

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School Subjects
Hemispheres
Uruguay

In which two hemispheres is Uruguay?

Uruguay is in both the southern and westernhemispheres

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Uruguay
England

What are Uruguay's national colours?

Blue and white. Also its flag has a yellow sun. However, when the national team (of any sport) plays its colors are sky blue and black.

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Uruguay

What countries border Uruguay?

Argentina on the west and Brazil on the north.

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

Brazil and Argentina border Uruguay.
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.

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Political Office Holders
Uruguay
English to Spanish

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.

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Physics
North Pole
Uruguay

If you were in Uruguay and looked at your compass which way would the needle be pointing?

It depends which direction you're facing, it has nothing to do with where on the planet you are.

WRONG ANSWER! Regardless of WHERE you are, or WHICH way you are looking, the compass needle will point to the NORTH. Not to the NORTH POLE mind you, but to the MAGNETIC NORTH, which is a little bit off from the TRUE NORTH and also MOVES a little bit every year. This is called VARIATION and depending on where you are, the TRUE NORTH may be to the right or to the left of where the compass needle points. Your reading will also be a little bit off to one side or the other, depending on which direction the needle is pointing (hey, nobody's perfect), but this is predictable and can be measured when the compass is calibrated (a process called swinging the compass). This is called COMPASS DEVIATION (don't think deviate now...) Another change may happen if you are going from West to East or viceversa AND you are accelerating or deccelerating, in which case the needle will lag. Last but not least, if you have any kind of magnetic interference near the compass, like a screwdriver with a magnetic tip, oh well then... the needle may be pointing God knows where.
North
north because that's what way compasses point.

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Ukraine
Continents and Regions
Uruguay

How are ethnic divisions in Ukraine affecting political ties?

ethnic Ukrainians in the west want to link the country to western Europe to join the European union (EU) ethnic Russians in the east want closer ties to Russia

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Colonial America
Uruguay

Who claimed uruguay during the colonial era?

Spain.

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