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Uruguay

Uruguay Background Stats

National tree:

Arbol de Artiga

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • Length of border with Brazil: Length in kilometers of each country's border with Brazil. Brazil has borders with ten different countries, totalling 16,885 kilometres (10,492 mi). That puts it in the 3rd place in the countries with the longest international land borders.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date Second Sunday March 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date First Sunday October 2013
Full name Oriental Republic of Uruguay 2013
Independence day date August 25 1825
Land border length 1,564 km 2014 102nd out of 200
Length of border with Brazil 1,068 km 2014 8th out of 10
National anthems Himno Nacional ( National Anthem ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Argentina Brazil 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 2 2014 93th out of 171
Overview

Uruguay has traditionally been more affluent than other countries in South America, and is known for its advanced education and social security systems and liberal social laws.

It was the first nation in Latin America to establish a welfare state, maintained through relatively high taxes on industry, and developed a democratic tradition that earned it the sobriquet "the Switzerland of South America".

But economic and political turmoil, in particular left-wing urban guerrilla attacks in the early 1970s, led the government of the day to suspend the constitution and launch a period of repressive military rule that lasted until 1985. Uruguay is still struggling to come to terms with the legacy of those years.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Uruguay Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Uruguay/Background