Uruguay

Ellie Kornreich

History

Uruguay was controlled by another country, Portugal. Uruguay used to be part of the Brazilian Empire. They did gain their independence on August 25, 1825.

Major Cities

Geography

Uruguay is located in south South America on the border with the south Atlantic Ocean. It borders Brazil and Argentina.

Physical Features

Language

The national language in Uruguay is Spanish, but there are other languages that are spoken.

Political and Diplomacy Information

Uruguay has a republic government. Their leader is Jose "Pepe" Mujica Cordano. Uruguay is on good terms with other countries. They are in 53 groups that include other countries.

The Economy

Uruguay used the Peso for their currency. Their economic system is socialism.

Imports

Uruguay imports refined oil, crude oil, passenger and other transportation vehicles, and cellular phones. They import good from China, Brazil, Argentina, the U.S.A, and Paraguay.

Exports

Uruguay exports beef, soybeans, cellulose, rice, wheat, wood, dairy and wool. They export to Brazil, China, Argentina, and Germany.

Tourist Information

The beach is never ending and the weather is great during the cold, snowy months here!

(In the USA)