Category: Uruguay

Categories: South America | Latin America

Name: Uruguay
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Uruguay is one of the 20 Latin American nations. Officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay (Spanish: República Oriental del Uruguay), it is a country in the southeastern region of South America. It is bordered by Argentina to its west and Brazil to its north and east, with the Atlantic Ocean to the south and southeast. Uruguay is home to 3.3 million people, of whom 1.8 million live in the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Montevideo. With an area of approximately 176,000 square km (68,000 sq mi), Uruguay is geographically the second-smallest nation in South America after Suriname.

Uruguay won its independence between 1811 and 1828, following a four-way struggle between Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Brazil. It remained subject to foreign influence and intervention throughout the 19th century, with the military playing a recurring role in domestic politics until the late 20th century. Modern Uruguay is a democratic constitutional republic, with a president who serves as both head of state and head of government.

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24 Apr 1849 Downham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom - 1923
23 Sep 1851 Pulham St Mary, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom - 19 Feb 1937
06 Dec 1829 Montevideo, Uruguay photo
21 Nov 1896 Pattensen, Hanover, Prussia, German Empire
04 Jul 1912 Salto, Salto Department, Uruguay - 07 Sep 1990 photo

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