URUGUAY

The flag of Uruguay

President: Tabare VAZQUEZ (since 1 March 2005)

Government System: Constitutional Republic

Capital City: Montevideo

Population: 3,415,920 (July 2005 est.)

Climate: Warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown.

Internet Users: 400,000 (2002)

Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 652,000 (2002)

Literacy (total population): Total population: 98%

Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 76.13 years.

Natural Resources: Arable land, hydropower, minor minerals, fisheries.

Industries: Food processing, electrical machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, textiles, chemicals, beverages.

Agricultural Products: Rice, wheat, corn, barley; livestock; fish.

Export Partners: US 17.3%, Brazil 16%, Germany 6.3%, Argentina 6.2%, Mexico 4.2% (2004).

Import Partners: Argentina 19.5%, Brazil 19%, Paraguay 12.9%, US 9.2%, China 6% (2004).

Currency: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)

Flag Description: Nine equal horizontal stripes of white (top and bottom) alternating with blue; there is a white square in the upper hoist-side corner with a yellow sun bearing a human face known as the Sun of May and 16 rays alternately triangular and wavy.

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REFERENCE - used by permission:

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/uy.html

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