Uruguay (Uruguai) is situated in the southeastern part of South America. The country has a delightful Atlantic coast to the southeast, and shores along Río de La Plata to the south. It shares borders with Brazil to the north and east, and Argentina to the west and southwest.
Uruguay’s long shoreline has attractive beach resorts such as Punta del Este, Playa de los Pocitos, and Piriápolis.
The stretch of coastline - Costa de Oro (Golden Coast) - is 45 kilometres (28 mi), along which you will find many beautiful towns.
The country’s capital is Montevideo, an appealing destination, a metropolis with so much to offer, from cultural experiences and impressive landmarks to wonderful waterfronts.
Population: estimated 3.5 million people
Other Major Cities: Ciudad de la Costa, Paysandú city, Salto, Las Piedras, Maldonado, Rivera
Religion: Christian (more than 50%)
Climate: mainly humid subtropical climate
Popular places to visit: Plaza Internacional, Plaza Independencia, Mercado del Puerto ("Port Market"), Colonia del Sacramento historic quarter, Río de la Plata, Punta del Diabo, Fortress of Santa Teresa, Cabo Polonio National Park, gaucho ranches, beaches
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