Facts and stats about Uruguay

3.32 million

Population. Ranked 134th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 42nd in 2012.


Argentina 580 km, Brazil 1,068 km
Largest city Montevideo - 1,330,440
Capital city Montevideo - 1,330,440
Major language Spanish
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit Uruguayan peso
Alternative names Uruguay, Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Republica Oriental del Uruguay
Groups Christian countries, Former Spanish colonies, Latin America and Caribbean, Sparsely populated countries, World

Interesting observations about Uruguay

  • Uruguay ranked first for death rate amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2013.
  • Uruguay ranked first for age structure > 65 years and over amongst Former Spanish colonies in 2013.
  • Uruguay ranked first for gasoline prices globally in 2002.
  • Uruguay ranked first for population density > people per sq. km amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2005.
  • Uruguay has ranked last for labor force since 2010.