Population: 3,477,778 (as of July 2008)
Comparative Area: slightly smaller than the state of Washington
Languages: Spanish, Portunal, Brazilero (Portugese-Spanish mix)
Religions: Roman Catholic (47.1%), non-Catholic Christian (11.1%), nondenominational (23.2%), Jewish (0.3%), atheist or agnostic (17.2%), other (1.1%) (2006)
Government: constitutional republic
Agriculture: rice, wheat, soybeans, barley, livestock, beef. fish, forestry
Exports: meat, rice, leather products, wool, fish, dairy products
Above information and more about Uruguay from theCIA World Fact Book
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Montevideo and Uruguay Links
Transportation in Montevideo comes in the form of buses, which are cheap and run every 5 to 25 minutes; taxis, which are plentiful but more expensive than buses; and walking, as many locations in the city are accessible by foot. Montevideo does not have a subway system.
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Food in Uruguay
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- cuisine of Montevideo from Spanish Abroad
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- : overview of culture in Montevideo from America Travelling
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