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Country Uruguay


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Region Southern South America
Area (sq km) 176,215
Border Argentina, Brazil
Population 3,341,893
Nationality Uruguayan(s)
Ethnicity white 88%, mestizo 8%, black 4%, some Amerindian
Religion Roman Catholic 47.1%, other Christian 11.1%, nondenominational 23.2%, Jewish 0.3%, atheist or agnostic 17.2%, other 1.1%
Language Spanish, Portuñol, Brazilero
Literacy 98%
Government Constitutional Republic
Capital Montevideo
Leader President Tabare Vazquez (since March 1, 2015); Vice President Raul Fernando Sendic Rodriguez (since March 1, 2015)
Currency Uruguayan peso (UYU)
Independence Day Aug. 25, 1825 (from Brazil)
National Holiday Independence Day (Aug. 25, 1825)
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