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General information

The country is quiet and peaceful with moderate subtropical climate. Uruguay is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the territory of the country is plain arable fields. There is not much other landscape than small hills. The country is quite small: from one side to the other it will be only 600 km. Almost half of the population lives in the capital city of Montevideo.

In all provincial cities, you can walk around the clock without any fear of meeting unfriendly individuals with unclear intentions.

Cultural notes

Uruguay is a very special country where all the inhabitants constantly drink Mate… everywhere.

In general, Mate is a type of green tea but they brew it very strongly. Maybe that's why they love it so much. By the way, smoking in Uruguay is much less common than drinking Mate.

Climate and Industry

Winters are short and mild, and frosts are extremely rare. The average temperature of the coldest winter month, July, is + 10°C. Thanks to this, cattle can graze all winter and do not need expensive premises for wintering. Summer is warm, with average January temperatures ranging between 22-27° C.

Traditionally, animal husbandry and agriculture were the leading sectors of Uruguay’s economy. The country’s most important natural resource is the vast grassy savanna that provides the basis for commercial livestock production.

For the coastline, tourism revenue is vitally important for the coffers of the country. The ability to capitalize on those sandy beaches of the Atlantic coast that stretch for many kilometers is very important. Crystal clear water and white sand attract tourists from all over the world.

In Uruguay, there is a favorable environmental situation due to the absence of harmful industries. The country has a lot of forests and thermal springs. At home and abroad, Uruguayan leather and wood products, wool sweaters and painted ceramics are of particular value.



Uruguayan president restarted the economy


President of Uruguay, Luis Lacalle Pou, announced the restart of work

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