Declaring its independence in 24 August 1825 after a 3-year struggle with Brazil and Argentina, the 176,215 sq km Oriental Republic of Uruguay now has some of the freest labor and political conditions in the world. Led by a constitutional republic under President Mujica, the political system is composed of a bicameral General Assembly and a Supreme High Court of Justices. Located on the southern side of South America, it borders the South Atlantic Ocean, sitting between Argentina and Brazil.

General Information
Official Name: 
Eastern Republic of Uruguay, República Oriental del Uruguay
Capitol: 
Montevideo
Population: 
3,404,000
Languages: 
Spanish
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
176,215
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1828
Online Profiles
Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$58.283 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$17,391 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
3.50 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.79
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
45.30
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Latin America Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
CAN/ACN: Andean Community of Nations
CD: Community of Democracies
CELAC: Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
IADB: Inter-American Development Bank
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
LAES/SELA: Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
ALADI/LAIA: Latin American Integration Association
MercoSur: Southern Common Market
OAS: Organization of American States
OPANAL: Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean
Pacific Alliance
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
UNASUR: Union of South American Nations
Union Latina
WCO: World Customs Organization
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
ICSID: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MINURSO: UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara
MINUSTAH: UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNISFA: UN Interim Security Force for Abyei
UNMOGIP: UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 322
New York, NY 10017
(212) 752-8240
(212) 593-0935
uruguay@urudeleg.org

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