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Uruguay History and Culture

HISTORY Inhabited by mainly nomadic indigenous tribes, the present Uruguayan territory was first explored by JD de Solís in 1516. In the 17th century, the Bandairantes, Portuguese adventurers who came from Brazil to hunt for labor for their plantations, came there more and more frequently. The Jesuits lined up in defense of the natives, whose… Read more »

Largest Cities in Uruguay

Facts about Uruguay Official languages: Spanish Capital: Montevideo Area: 176,220 km² Population: 3.5 million residents Population density: 19.73 residents per km² Currency: UYU 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… Read more »