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Oriental Republic of Uruguay



Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil

Area: 176,220 sq km

Climate: warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown

Terrain: mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland

Population: 3,308,523 (July 1999 est.)

Religions: Roman Catholic 66% (less than one-half of the adult population attends church regularly), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, nonprofessing or other 30%

Languages: Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)

Capital: Montevideo



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