Facts about Uruguay
Official languages: Spanish
Area: 176,220 km²
Population: 3.5 million residents
Population density: 19.73 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .uy
ISO codes: UY, URY, 858
The telephone code from Uruguay is +598
Flag of Uruguay
The flag of Uruguay consists of nine stripes, four of which are blue and five of which are white. The left side of the flagpole part is additionally decorated with the so-called May sun with a human face and sixteen rays – eight straight and eight wavy. The nine stripes represent the nine Uruguayan provinces that were created after independence from Brazil in 1828. In addition, before Brazilian rule, Uruguay was under the Spanish and Portuguese rule and was nicknamed the “Banda Oriental” (Eastern Coast). The May sun is supposed to commemorate the conquest of independence, which took place in May. The appearance of the flag is probably inspired by the style of the American and Argentine flags.
Uruguay is a state in South America. The full name of the country of Uruguay is Republic of the East of the (River) Uruguay. See Uruguay Location on World Map. In the Guarani language, Uruguay means river of colorful birds.
Biggest Cities of Uruguay by Population
Uruguay is a country located in the southeastern part of South America, with a population of over 3.5 million people. The largest city in Uruguay is its capital Montevideo, with an estimated population of around 1.8 million people. It is the political, economic, and cultural hub of the country and home to many iconic landmarks such as Puerta de la Ciudadela or Palacio Salvo which offer stunning views of traditional architecture or parks like Parque Rodo for outdoor activities such as boating or picnicking.
Salto is the second-largest city in Uruguay with around 120,000 inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. Located near Uruguay’s Salto Department region, it has become an important agricultural center due to its position as home to many farms and ranches from other countries. Salto also offers plenty of attractions for visitors such as Plaza Independencia or Termas del Daymán which offer stunning views of modern architecture or parks like Parque Artigas for outdoor activities such as biking or birdwatching.
Paysandú is the third-largest city in Uruguay with around 80,000 inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. Located near Uruguay’s Paysandú Department region, it has become an important educational center due to its position as home to many universities and research centers from other countries. Paysandú also offers plenty of attractions for visitors such as Museo Regional Punta del Diablo or Centro Cultural El Cabildo which offer stunning views of traditional architecture or parks like Parque San Martín for outdoor activities such as walking along scenic pathways or playing sports like football.
|4||Las Piedras, Uruguay||69,793||-34.7302||-56.2192|
|12||San Jose de Mayo, Uruguay||36,640||-34.3375||-56.7136|
|15||Barros Blancos, Uruguay||31,761||-34.7524||-56.0026|
|16||Treinta y Tres, Uruguay||25,764||-33.2333||-54.3833|
|18||San Carlos, Uruguay||25,049||-34.7912||-54.9182|
|20||Fray Bentos, Uruguay||23,390||-33.1165||-58.3107|
|21||Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay||21,825||-34.4626||-57.8398|
|23||La Paz, Uruguay||20,024||-34.7603||-56.2259|
|25||Delta del Tigre, Uruguay||18,084||-34.7649||-56.3645|
|27||Santa Lucia, Uruguay||16,549||-34.4533||-56.3906|
|31||Paso de Carrasco, Uruguay||15,504||-34.8603||-56.0522|
|32||Rio Branco, Uruguay||13,678||-32.598||-53.3858|
|33||Juan L. Lacaze, Uruguay||13,334||-34.4189||-57.4529|
|34||Paso de los Toros, Uruguay||13,332||-32.8167||-56.5167|
|35||Bella Union, Uruguay||13,282||-30.2597||-57.5992|
|37||Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay||10,165||-34.3||-57.2333|
|38||Nueva Palmira, Uruguay||9,446||-33.8703||-58.4118|
|41||Colonia Nicolich, Uruguay||9,013||-34.8152||-56.0243|
|45||Sarandi del Yi, Uruguay||7,478||-33.35||-55.6333|
|46||Punta del Este, Uruguay||7,345||-34.9475||-54.9338|
|47||Pan de Azucar, Uruguay||7,291||-34.7787||-55.2358|
|48||San Ramon, Uruguay||7,119||-34.2915||-55.9557|
|50||Sarandi Grande, Uruguay||6,552||-33.7333||-56.3333|
|51||Joaquin Suarez, Uruguay||6,368||-34.735||-56.0347|
|54||Jose Pedro Varela, Uruguay||5,499||-33.4545||-54.5359|
According to Abbreviation Finder, the capital of Uruguay is Montevideo. 1.3 million people live in the city on the Río de la Plata. If you take the surrounding area into account, there are almost 2 million and thus almost half of the population. The name comes from the small mountain that lies in the city: mountain means monte in Spanish . Montevideo is a city where, according to surveys across Latin America, you can live particularly well.