Uruguay's bordered by Argentina, Brazil and the Atlantic Ocean. The country's landscape is made up mostly of rolling plains and low hill ranges with a fertile costal lowland.
- Las Piedras
The Plaza Independencia is Spanish for the Independence Square. There are many important buildings and sites located in the square, including the monument of Jose Artigas (Artigas Mausoleum).
Casapueblo is a hotel located in Punta Ballena. It includes a museum, and art gallery, and a café.
Pocitos is known to be a luxurious beach in Montevideo.
Estadio Gran Parque Central
Estadio Gran Parque Central is the stadium of Club Nacional de Football. It was a venue of the Fifa World Cup in 1930 and is where one of the first matches in the History of the Fifa World Cup were played.
Located in the Plaza Independencia, Solis Theatre is fairly popular. It is Uruguay's oldest theatre and is located in Montevideo.
Mano de Punta del Este
Mano de Punta del Este is a sculpture in Brava Beach, Punta del Este. The sculpture is 5 fingers emerging from the sand.
Estadio Gran Parque Central
Some of the foods are: Milanesas (a sandwich), Monte Cristo (a sandwich), Milanesa Napolitana (a sandwich), chivitos (steak sandwich), puchero (a thick, rich soup), pascualina (a type of pie), beef, empanadas, pizza, gnocchi (type of pasta), and pancho (hot dogs).
Famous People from Uruguay
- Luis Suarez: soccer player- He's the striker for the Uruguayan soccer team. He's competed in many famous matches including the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups and the 2012 Summer Olympics.
- Gabe Saporta: singer- He's a pop singer for the famous band Cobra Starships.
- Horacio Quiroga: writer- He's a playwright, poet, and short story writer.
- spring- damp, cool, and windy
- summer- warm
- autumn- mild
- winter- chilly and uncomfortably damp
- fútbol (soccer)
- rugby union
Religion- Roman Catholic (approximately 47%)
Portuguese the region of Uruguay in 1512. The Spanish arrived in Uruguay in 1516. With the indigenous people resisting conquest and the lack of gold/silver, it was difficult for them to settle between the 16th and 17th centuries. The first permanent Spanish settlement was founded in 1624. Spanish colonization increased as Spain tried to limit Portugal's expansion of Brazil's frontiers.
Jose Gervasio Artigas led the country in a revolt against Spain in 1811. They declared independence on August 25, 1825. In 1828, the Treaty of Montevideo gave Uruguay its independence. The nation's first constitution was adopted on July 18, 1830.
- minor minerals
- beef products
Government- Uruguay is a democratic republic. The president is the head of the state and the government.
- Punta Del Este- The city is known for its beaches and nightlife. If you want to get a little sun, a nice tan, and have tons of fun, this is the place to go. It also includes an incredible piece of art called Mano de Punta del Este in Brava Beach.
- Punta Del Diablo- It's a beautiful small town, but during the summer, the town is overflowing with many interesting people. Like Punta Del Este, it has a gorgeous beach.
- Museo Torres Garcia- Located in the capital city, Montevideo, the stunning museum has an art gallery and a theatre.
- Artigas Mausoleum- Located in the Plaza Independencia, in Montevideo, is a monument of Jose Artigas, a national hero of Uruguay.
- National Museum of Visual Arts- Located in Montevideo, the museum has the largest collection of Uruguayan artist artwork. It is full of contemporary art.
- Uruguay fact sheet from last year