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Uruguay Education


Uruguay has a temperate climate. The average temperature for the warmest months.

Uruguayan Spanish has some modifications due to the considerable number of Italian immigrants. As is the case with neighboring Argentina, Uruguay employs both voseo and yeismo. English is common in the business world and its study has risen significantly in recent years, especially among the young. However it is still a minority language, as are French and Italian.

The currency of Uruguay is the Peso Uruguay. Each unit of the Uruguay currency is a composite of 100 centesimo. The Peso Uruguay is a free floating currency in the world money market.

The population of Uruguay in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 3, 415, 000, which placed it as number 126 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 13% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 25% of the population under 15 years of age.
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Montevideo is the largest city, the capital, and the chief port of Uruguay. The settlement was established in 1726 by Bruno Mauricio de Zabala, as a strategic move amidst a Spanish-Portuguese dispute over the platine region, and as a counter to the Portuguese colony at Colonia del Sacramento.
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