- Capital: Montevideo
- Population: 3,400,000
- Area: 180,000 km²
- Currency: Uruguayan Peso
- GDP (Total):2.1 trillion UYU (73 billion USD)
- GDP (Per Capita): 610,000 UYU (21,000 USD)
- Official Language: Spanish
Voat Modern Powers Activity Edit
Uruguay is located on the south east coast of South America.
In 1830 they adopted their first constitution after a successful revolution.
Since 2009, their democracy has legalized abortion, same-sex marriage and cannabis.
The landscape features mostly rolling plains and low hill ranges (cuchillas) with a fertile coastal lowland and a dense network of rivers connecting 4 major river basins.
The climate is temperate, winters average 9°C and summers; 26°C. High coastal winds, humidity and fog are common. The jet-stream either brings warm weather from the north, or cool weather from the west.
Uruguay, a cattle-farming country long dubbed the "Switzerland of South America" for its offshore banking, has had one of the fastest expanding economies in Latin America over the past decade. From 199 to 2002, Uruguay's economy contracted 11% and unemployment rose 21%, most saw this as a result of the Argentinian economic problems around the same time. By 2006 Uruguay had recovered with a loan the International Monetary Fund, repaid early.
Between 2007 and 2009 Uruguay was the only country in the Americas that did not technically experience a recession.
Major exports include livestock, soybeans, wood, rice and pharmaceutical derivatives.
Recent Events (real life)Edit
- Sept 2015 - Uruguay President meets with Obama in NY
- Aug 2015 - Uruguay wins 50MW Wind Turbine contract
- 2015 - 154 Murders so far this year throughout country
- Aug 2015 - Teachers strike seeking higher wages
- Aug 24, 2015 - US wishes Uruguay happy independence day
- Aug 20, 2015 - Over 6,000 displaced by flooding in Montevideo